Cristiano Ronaldo's potential return to Manchester United gathers steam again
First Published Dec 9, 2020, 5:16 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays for Juventus, having made a name for himself at Manchester United and Real Madrid. He began his senior career at Sporting CP, before moving to United. After six years at Old Trafford, he made a then-record move to Madrid, winning numerous titles.
When it comes to the greatest footballer of all-time, Cristiano Ronaldo is one such name that has to come to the minds of most global fans. The Portuguese sensation has made a name for himself, playing at three prominent clubs, while he is currently ruling Juventus with his greatness.
Ronaldo had initially begun his senior career with Sporting CP in Lisbon, as Sir Alex Ferguson then picked him up for Manchester United, where he rose to prominence and earned his fame. After six years at Old Trafford, he made his move to Real Madrid at a then-record transfer fee of £80 million, as he played there for nine seasons, before moving to Juventus in 2018.
Ronaldo has won five UEFA Champions League (UCL) titles, along with five Ballon d'Or recognitions. However, he has often been linked to a return to his boyhood club in England, as fresh reports again suggest that he might make a move.
According to a report by Auto Esporte, Ronaldo can still make a move, provided United show enough interest in him. Also, while his budget could be an issue, United's prime sponsor, Chevrolet, is willing to help them with finances, to make a move possible.
As for Ronaldo's stats at United, it is commendable. Having played there for six seasons, he had scored 118 goals in 292 appearances across competitions. He had won nine titles, including three Premier League championship and a UCL, while one of his Ballon d'Or honour came at the very club.
Meanwhile, in order to further fund the move, United might be contemplating selling Paul Pogba to Madrid, as the Frenchman is reportedly unhappy at the club and wants to make a move to the Spanish champions.
As per Eurosport, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has also grown frustrated at Pogba's below-par performance at the club and has supposedly said that the Frenchman's time at the club is "over". Since the past couple of seasons, United have had problems with Pogba's agent as well, while the Frenchman has been linked with a return to his former club, Juventus, besides Madrid.
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