New Delhi: Putting an end to all speculations, Manchester United on Friday confirmed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully completed a stunning return to the Premier League club after telling Juventus that he wants to leave. As per reports, Ronaldo had agreed a transfer fee in the region of €15 million, plus €8 million in add-ons with Juventus. The last time United had won the Uefa Champions League was during the 2007/08 Champions League campaign – Ronaldo had then scored 8 goals in 12 games , more than any other player in the competition. The Red Devils now welcome the legendary striker back to Old Trafford as a United player for the first time since he left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.Paul Pogba is not included in any negotiation. Manchester City only had verbal talks and later on were ruled out of the ‘Ronaldo race’. The upcoming Premier League season is probably going to be one of the most competitive season’s of all time. Ronaldo, for international break, has decided to stay in Portugal and afterwards, will travel to Manchester.
Serie A club Juventus manager Max Allegri on Friday had confirmed that Ronaldo was not interested in continuing his association with Serie A club Juventus.”I don’t want to speculate too much. Cristiano is a legend of this club, he is the greatest player of all time. I was fortunate enough to play with him, I coached him when I got my job. He almost retired me when I got injured in that Wolverhampton game, he kept switching sides. He’s such a tremendous human being so let’s see what happens with him; everyone who’s played with him will have a soft spot for him,” Goal.com quoted Solskjaer as saying.”I have to say he’s probably the greatest player of all time, arguably him and Messi. It is what it is. I didn’t think Cristiano would leave and it’s been speculation the last few days. We’ve always had good communication. I know Bruno has been talking to him as well and he knows what we feel about him and if he was ever going to move away from Juventus he knows we’re here,” he added.