Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United after 12 years. He left Juventus and signed a two-year contract worth 50,000,000 euros with the club that launched him among the stars. If there was a dilemma as to what number he will have on his back during his second term at Old Trafford, it has been over now.
It has been officially confirmed that the Portuguese will be given back the number 7 he wore during his first stay at the Old Trafford A big surprise was prepared by the former Real Madrid ace at the end of the transfer window.
He decided to leave Juventus, he was on the verge of joining the ranks of Manchester City, but in the end, he could not betray his beloved club. United decided to use the opportunity and return him to their team, and in the end, they succeeded.
They will pay Juventus a fixed part of the compensation of 15,000,000 euros in installments, and the Bianconeri hope to earn an additional 8,000,000 euros in the name of bonuses.
The Portuguese pointed out that he was overjoyed to return to the club, and he celebrated it with two goals at the end of the World Cup qualifier against Ireland.
With goals in the 89th and 96th minute, he brought three very important points to Portugal and the fight for a place in the World Cup, and he reached his 111th goal in a Portugal jersey and became the best scorer of national teams of all time.
It was clear that Edinson Cavani would have to give up the cult number he wore last season. He handed over the number 7 to Ronaldo and took the jersey with the number 21 (the number he wears in the Uruguay national team). Number seven has a special place in the history of the club from Old Trafford.
It was worn by the legendary George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham. And then Ronaldo took it and with the Devils won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two trophies in the League Cup, and the Champions League (as well as the Community Shield and the Club World Cup).
With a 7 on his back in the period from 2003 to 2009, he recorded 292 appearances and scored 118 goals. He then went to Real Madrid and brought 94,000,000 euros to Manchester United. He could make his second debut in the Manchester United jersey on September 11, when Newcastle arrives at the Old Trafford in the fourth round of the Premier League.