The Homecoming: the prodigal son returns

On 27th August 2021 Manchester United announced they have struck a deal with Juventus to see their beloved former player Cristiano Ronaldo return to Manchester United after twelve years away. 

Cristiano Ronaldo one of the greatest players ever to play the game came to Manchester United in 2003 where he became an instant sensation. He mesmerised people with his skills, passion and his outright commitment to the sport. He collected many honours both individual and collective during his first spell in Manchester. Ronaldo’s growing popularity quickly caught the eye of the Spanish club Real Madrid who snatched him for a then world-record fee of 80 million pounds in 2009 where he went on to become a footballing legend. 

After collecting every individual and collective award there is in the world of football with Real Madrid, the Portuguese superstar departed the scene and chose to join the Italian Giants Juventus in 2018 and resumed his stellar performances for the Italian club. 

But on Friday 27th August, 2021 Ronaldo made it clear he wanted to leave Juventus, and Manchester United quickly agreed upon a fee which is understood to be 15 million euros plus 8 millions in add ons for the 36 year old superstar. 

Finally the Manchester United fans can celebrate after hearing the news that the “prodigal son” has agreed to return to Manchester United for a last dance. The Portuguese superstar will be delighted to have made the choice to return to his beloved club- Manchester United where he is understood to have agreed on a 2 year deal. 

Manchester United fans all around the world are buzzing to see CR7 in a United shirt after 12 long years and it would be a thing of beauty to witness the reception the Portuguese superstar gets when he makes his first appearance in his second spell in front of a packed Old Trafford. 

Cristiano Ronaldo certainly has the pedigree to take Manchester United to the next level and make them a team to be feared by each and every opponent. Manchester United fans have no doubt waited for Ronaldo since his departure and expect the world star to collect many accolades for the widely supported club- Manchester united.

Cristiano Ronaldo with his experience, accomplishments, passion and work ethic brings the X factor that Manchester United have been missing since his departure. The Portuguese knows how to perform at the biggest of stages in football and is serial winner.

The question is will the Portuguese superstar be a hit and perform to the frightening levels we know he’s capable of or has the 36 year old come to an end of his career and will not be able to reach his best levels for Manchester United? Only time will tell.

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