The 36-year-old Portuguese international striker Cristiano Ronaldo returns back to his former club Manchester United. The manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is very excited to welcome him into the squad.
The Old Trafford boss has said Cristiano Ronaldo will be motivated by the talk of him being too old. As he always likes to shut his critics.
United made the shock announcement that they have reached an agreement to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus on Friday. Despite rivals Manchester City looking like the favourites to land him until then.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo be as effective as earlier for Manchester United?
“I think everyone is looking forward to having Cristiano in, the paperwork done and to work with him.
I think it just adds more confidence and belief in what we’re doing, what we’re building. We’ve gradually improved, we’ve signed younger players, we’ve signed Jadon [Sancho], who’s also a young player, Raphael [Varane] who’s so experienced and won everything.
I’m sure he likes all the talk about him being too old, make it personal and he’ll show what he can do,” said the Red Devils manager to Sky Sports in an interview.
Manchester United are ready to welcome the superstar striker from Portugal. Adding on, he has scored 118 goals in 292 appearances across all competitions in his first spell at the club.
However, since then he has gone from strength to strength, winning two league titles in Spain and lifting the Champions League trophy a further four times.
At Juventus, Ronaldo won Serie A twice and was the league’s top scorer last season with 29 goals, despite the Bianconeri finishing fourth in the table.