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Cristiano Ronaldo completes move back to Manchester United, signs 2-year contract

Cristiano Ronaldo played for Manchester United between 2003 to 2009 and scored 118 goals across competitions. He has signed a two-year contract, while he completed his move on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo completes move back to Manchester United, signs 2-year contract-ayh
Manchester, First Published Aug 31, 2021, 7:20 PM IST

Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has officially completed his move to Manchester United from Juventus. He completed his medical on Monday, while he went on to sign a two-year contract with the club, with an option to extend another year.

It would be Ronaldo’s second stint at Old Trafford, having previously played between 2003-09 and scored 118 goals across competitions, besides winning nine titles. “Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance,” the club announced in a statement.

Following the completion of the move, Ronaldo expressed his delight as he told United, “Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday. I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”

He also sent out an emotional social media post that read, “Everyone who knows me knows about my never-ending love for Manchester United. The years I spent in this club were absolutely amazing, and the path we’ve made together is written in gold letters in the history of this great and amazing institution.”

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“I can’t even start to explain my feelings right now, as I see my return to Old Trafford announced worldwide. It’s like a dream come true, after all the times that I went back to play against Man. United, and even as an opponent, to have always felt such love and respect from the supporters in the stands. This is absolutely 100% the stuff that dreams are made of!” he added.

“My first domestic League, my first Cup, my first call to the Portuguese National team, my first Champions League, my first Golden Boot and my first Ballon d’Or, they were all born from this special connection between me and the Red Devils. History has been written in the past, and history will be written once again! You have my word!” he continued.

“I’m right here! I’m back where I belong! Let’s make it happen once again! PS - Sir Alex, this one is for you…” he concluded. He is expected to play the first game of his second United spell during the home Premier League clash against Newcastle United on September 11.

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