Cristiano Ronaldo has one year left at Juventas, although he was always keen on leaving the Italian giant this season. Cristiano's agent Jorge Mendes, had been in touch with European heavyweights in order to complete the move before the transfer deadline. Initially, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were allegedly interested in luring him away from Juventas. However, everything has changed dramatically on Friday (August 27). Manchester United joined the race and they have eventually reached an agreement with Juventas to bring Cristiano to Old Trafford for the second time. Is Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival going to help Manchester United reclaim their past glory?
Cristiano Ronaldo's Probable Role at Manchester United
Manchester United have agreed to pay Juventas approximately €15 million for the Portuguese international, plus an additional €8 million in add-ons. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to earn around €500,000 per week at Manchester United, according to multiple reports.
At Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo's prime objective would be to form solid attacking combination with Edison Cavani and Marcus Rashford. Ronaldo rose to prominence as a left-winger in his first term (2003-2009) at Manchester United. Though he has gradually evolved into a box-to-box forward whose primary goal is to find the net.
He played up front alongside Karim Benzema in his last five/six years stint at Real Madrid and scored a lot of goals. He also played as a striker for Juventus for the last three seasons, assisting on as many goals as he could. Therefore, he may not play as a winger for Manchester United this term since that position is well suited to new sensation Jadon Sancho.
Apart from his footballing ability, Ronaldo's overall knowledge and experience of the game would be crucial in rejuvenating the team. Cristiano Ronaldo's presence in Manchester United's lineup would make the team much more balanced and competitive.
Ronaldo has five Champions League titles to his name and he understands just what means to compete in Europe's most prestigious club competition. His presence will be vital, especially as the tournament progresses.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in bringing Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Tripper to Old Trafford before the transfer window ends on August 31. They will become one of the hot favorites to win the Premier League this season if they can bring in this experienced player.
Manchester United have sent a message to their opponents by including Cristiano Ronaldo and some quality players from various European clubs, indicating that they are ready for any challenge this season. The Red Devils will surely be able to reclaim their former glory if the players give it their best throughout the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Illustrious Football Career in a Nutshell
Cristiano Ronaldo has a long list of accomplishments to his name, both at the club level and for his nation. But it's at the club level that he's had the most success.
Cristiano Ronaldo made his professional debut for Sporting CP against Braga on September 29, 2002. He has won 31 titles and scored 674 goals in 897 club appearances during his 19-year professional career.
Ronaldo has won 1 championship with Sporting CP, 9 trophies with Manchester United, 16 with Real Madrid, and 5 with Juventus. He has won the most Champions League titles (4) with Los Blancos. Cristiano has broken several records in his career at the club level and he is only the second player to have won five Ballon d'Or honors. Ronaldo has record 134 goals and 42 assists In the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won two major titles with the Portugal national team. He won the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in June 2019. Ronaldo has 179 caps for Portugal and he is tied for the most international goals with Ali Daei (109). He also has the most goals in the European Championship (14).
Manchester United have become one of the hot favorites to win the 2021/2022 Premier League following their big signings in the summer transfer window 2021. Cristiano's amazing career accomplishments show that he is a true winner who can help Manchester United reclaim their glory days. Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, Edison Cavani, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, and Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the Man United attack this season. Their experience will be vital if Manchester United are to win the Premier League for the first time in nine years. The Red Devils have a good chance of winning the Champions League as well if they can keep their momentum in the second half of the season.