Manchester United have completed the signing of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo after his decision to leave Juventus this season.
The 36-year-old was linked with a shocking move to Manchester City but their rivals United swiftly hijacked the deal following a call placed to Ronaldo from former coach Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ronaldo is expected to join United after the international break next week and possibly mark his second debut for the club when the Premier League resumes.
“Everyone who knows me, knows about my never ending love for Manchester United. The years I spent in this club where absolutely amazing and the path we’ve made together is written in gold letters in the history of this great and amazing institution,” Ronaldo wrote.
“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!
“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!
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 added.