This has been one of the craziest transfer windows in recent years. Lionel Messi has left Barcelona after 21 years with the club. Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the move after three years at Juventus.
In the last 24 hours, it looked almost certain that the 36-year-old forward would be betraying his old club Manchester United and joining the team across the road. Fabrizio Romano reported that Jorge Mendes – Ronaldo’s agent – would be in direct contact with Manchester City yesterday and that Juventus would be waiting for a bid to come in. However, today, the reporter has confirmed that Manchester City are OUT of the race to get the forward.
Yesterday, United fans everywhere were frustrated, but news today tells us that the club are looking to bring the United legend back to Old Trafford with City out of the race. Many reports including The Athletic and Fabrizio Romano are now claiming that Manchester United are interested in bringing the Portuguese forward back to the club.
United are also preparing their official contract offer for the player and they are confident of getting the deal over the line as per Fabrizio Romano.Embed from Getty Images
Samuel Luckhurst has also claimed that The Glazers want to complete the transfer of Ronaldo to United in the hopes to get them back onside withe supporters of the club.
In his press conference, Solskjær spoke about the situation with his former teammate and pushed the idea that he wants a reunion with him.
“We’ve always had a good communication [with Ronaldo]. Bruno [Fernandes] has been talking to him as well and he knows what we feel about him. And if he was ever gonna move away from Juventus he knows we’re here.
“Cristiano is a legend of this club, the greatest player of all time if you ask me. I was fortunate enough to play with him. I coached him when I got my job. Let’s see what happens.”
He subtly ended with: “He [Cristiano Ronaldo] is probably the greatest of all time. It is what it is.”Embed from Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United in 2003 and scored 118 goals in a six year tenure with the club where we won his first Ballon d’Or as well as three Premier League titles and a Champions League.
He went onto move to Real Madrid where he solidified himself as one of the best players of all time, winning four more Champions Leagues with the club and he became a further four times Ballon d’Or winner.
A move to United now looks possible. A potential homecoming for one of United’s greats.