MANCHESTER United are delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.
Aug. 29, 2021
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United confirm Ronaldo agreement
Cristiano Ronaldo rejoins his old club, Manchester United
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Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.
In his first spell for Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games.
Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Ronaldo back to Manchester.
He is returning to the Red Devils after 12 years away at Real Madrid and Juventus.
Supersport.com takes a look at five of the best moments from his first stint at Old Trafford.
DAZZLING DEBUT - August 2003
-- Ronaldo joined United after players urged Coach Alex Ferguson to sign him following a pre-season friendly against Sporting Lisbon where the winger had dazzled. After a £12 million investment, Ronaldo made his debut in the red shirt coming off the bench with United a goal up against Bolton. Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs (twice) and Ruud Van Nistelrooy got the goals, but all the talk was about the new teenage winger.
THAT WINKING FEELING - post 2006 World Cup
-- Ronaldo was caught winking on camera as his United teammate Wayne Rooney was sent off for England at the World Cup, making the winger a hate figure across England. Instead of wilting under pressure, he took the ascendency from Rooney at the heart of United, ending the season as the player of the year and scoring the winning goal at Manchester City as United won the 2007 Premier League.
FIRST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOALS - April 2007
-- Ronaldo produced one of his first true world-class performances at Old Trafford in a 7-1 Champions League quarterfinal win over Roma. His snapshot opener and far-post tap in were in fact less impressive than his overall performance which dominated the game.
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TOWERING HEADER - May 2008
-- With Ronaldo's repertoire expanding, he added a new string to his bow with gravity-defying high leaps to head goals home. One of the early examples was his opener for United in their Champions League final against Chelsea when he soared above the defence to bang home a Paul Scholes cross. The match eventually went to penalties and Ronaldo failed to convert from the spot when stepping up first. He threw himself to the ground sobbing in relief when Nicolas Anelka's spot-kick was also saved as United emerged narrow winners in Moscow, despite his miss.
PUSKAS AWARD - April 2009
-- In December, Ronaldo became the first United player to win the Ballon d'Or as best player in Europe since George Best a full 40 years earlier. His final season, however, was overshadowed by a lurking Real Madrid and ankle injuries. But in Porto, Ronaldo scored a 35-metre wonder-strike in a Champions League quarterfinal that won United the match and him the Puskas award for best European goal of the season. Ronaldo himself said it was the best goal he had ever scored. Premier League News