After 12 years, Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford
8/30/2021 10:48:10 AM
On August 27, local time, Manchester United announced on the club’s official website that they had signed Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. After 12 years, "Little Ronaldo" returned to Old Trafford.
Ferguson shot Ronaldo home
When Ronaldo offered to leave Juventus, Manchester City was the first team to contact Ronaldo. The media even thought that Ronaldo would join Manchester City. However, things changed four hours before Ronaldo finally joined Manchester United.
Ronaldo’s mentor Ferguson played an extremely important role in the process of Ronaldo’s potential transfer. It is reported that he had previously talked to Ronaldo on the phone to persuade his lover to return. At the same time, Ferguson also actively lobbied the Manchester United management. After receiving the advice of the meritorious coach, Manchester United began to act. From CEO Woodward to coach Solskjaer, they quickly reached an agreement on whether to sign Ronaldo.
Solskjaer had teammates with Ronaldo in Manchester United from 2003 to 2007. In addition, he also served as an assistant for Manchester United in the 2007-2008 season, training forwards in the team, so he and Ronaldo have a good relationship. In addition, Rio Ferdinand also actively persuaded Cristiano Ronaldo to join Manchester United. He told his former teammates that if joining Manchester City, Manchester United would be very injured.
Compared to Manchester United’s kind invitations from top to bottom, Manchester City’s attitude towards Ronaldo was stubbornly detached, and did not show enough sincerity from beginning to end. For example, Juventus hopes to get the transfer fee, but Manchester City is determined not to. For example, Guardiola did not show enough desire when talking about Ronaldo in an interview... This made Ronaldo finally choose his old club because of him. Know that only in Manchester United, he can find the feeling of home.
As a result, Manchester United and Juventus launched a quick and efficient dialogue, and the two sides quickly reached an agreement on the transfer plan. According to reports, Juventus will receive a transfer fee of 15 million euros, plus a floating clause of 8 million. Ronaldo signed a two-year contract with Manchester United, with an annual salary of 25 million pounds.
12 years in a cycle, still a teenager
For the vast majority of fans, the first memory of Ronaldo is that he played for Manchester United. In 2003, Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon (Portuguese sports). Ronaldo, who entered Old Trafford for the first time, was also called "Little Ronaldinho" by the fans. Although only 18 years old, Ronaldo’s appearance made demanding Manchester United fans exclaim genius. However, the road to growth has not been so smooth. After three years of tempering, after the baptism of the "blink" of the 2006 World Cup, Ronaldo broke The cocoon turns into a butterfly, transforming into the core of the Red Devils. In the 2007-2008 season, Cristiano Ronaldo ushered in the pinnacle of his early career. He led Manchester United to the league championship and the Champions League, and won the Golden Globe award that year without any suspense.
However, in the summer of 2009, Ronaldo finally chose to join Real Madrid in order to chase the bigger stage in his heart. Such escape once made Manchester United fans angry. But in the years after leaving Manchester United, Ronaldo never said bad things about his old club. Even when he faced Manchester United's goal at Old Trafford, he did not choose to celebrate, and he also used his extremely self-disciplined performance to win Vietnam. With the respect of more and more people, the grudge between him and Manchester United has gradually faded over time.
Many years ago, you had clear eyes, running like a spring of lightning.
Now, Ronaldo is back, and the "Little Ronaldo" who is so beloved is really back. In the 12 years since leaving Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has changed from a 24-year-old young man to a 36-year-old mature man, but his passion for football has never been extinguished, even more prosperous. This time he chose to leave Juventus because Cristiano Ronaldo is still eager to pursue greater honors. He knows that it will be difficult to achieve Juventus in the short term, so he chose Manchester United, the team that has brought him countless glory.
For Manchester United fans, Ronaldo's return is their best gift this summer. Although the 36-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer at the top, he can still score more than 100 goals in three years at Juventus. He is still one of the best scorers in the world, so he still has the ability to help the team. Compete for greater honor.
The reunification of Ronaldo and Manchester United can be said to be the best destiny arrangement. Ronaldo is eager to hit the championship again at the end of his career. At the same time, he hopes that the new club will give him enough support and trust like home, which is difficult for other teams to do. . At the same time, Manchester United also needs a superstar like Cristiano Ronaldo. On the one hand, he can help Manchester United continue to expand its influence and financial income. On the other hand, Manchester United has not won a championship for a long time in recent years and has repeatedly lost the championship in key games. What they lack It is Ronaldo who can lead the team's leaders. As Ferguson said when he recommended Ronaldo to the top of Manchester United, "he can inspire young people to become better."
292 games, 118 goals, 69 assists, this is the number left by Ronaldo during Manchester United’s 1.0 period. Many people once thought that these numbers would eternally freeze, but life is so magical. Ronaldo is back. He will Expand these numbers and inject new beauty into Manchester United fans.