Updated 08/28/2021 9:52 AM
- Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United.
- A number of questions arise about the exciting transfer.
After three years with Juventus Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the “Bianconeri” and returns to Manchester United for a transfer fee of 20-25 million euros, subject to a suspended medical examination. The Portuguese played with the “Red Devils” from 2003 to 2009 and celebrated many successes.
Returning to his old workplace, the star has big plans. However, some questions remain unanswered about the transfer that was put in place shortly before the end of the transition period.
Why did Cristiano Ronaldo want to leave Juventus?
When Cristiano Ronaldo turned his back on Real Madrid after winning many national and international titles, he wanted to win those titles with Juventus as well. The CR7 celebrated national successes, but Juventus was not entirely competitive in international competition.
For example, the Champions League ended against Porto and Ajax Amsterdam. This did not match the ambitions of the aggressor. The current transition phase was also quiet.
And so the star Ronaldo had no sense that a big victory at the international level was imminent. On the other hand, clubs like Chelsea, Ronaldo’s new employer Manchester United, and last but not least, Paris Saint-Germain, are arming themselves with notable names.
Finally, there is Ronaldo’s personal connection to the “Bianconeri” – the 36-year-old simply doesn’t have that. His mission in Turin has been accomplished, and he is now moving forward. He left Juventus with the words: “In the end we can all look back and see that we achieved great things, not everything we wanted, but still writing a beautiful story together,” he wrote on Instagram.
Why would CR7 join Manchester United?
When asked about a move to Manchester United, association with the club plays a role. When Ronaldo joined the Red Devils as a youngster from Sporting Lisbon in 2003, he was welcomed to Manchester. The players, coaches, fans and the environment have created an oasis of luxury. The technically talented dribbler grew up to be an international superstar in Manchester.
Now is the time for Ronaldo to return the favour. In Manchester fans still celebrate him like an absolute idol, he knows the club and the city.
Additionally, the 36-year-old is constantly looking for the biggest sporting challenge possible. In recent years, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have threatened to escape a bit from the “Red Devils”. The scorer now wants to face this and win another big title with his heart club.
Who else was in the race for Ronaldo?
As soon as rumors emerged of a possible move to the Portuguese, rumors emerged of Cristiano Ronaldo moving to his old sponsor, Carlo Ancelotti. He is currently coaching Real Madrid and is back there. But it was the Italian himself who quickly made it clear on social media that despite his appreciation for Ronaldo, this move was not a problem.
However, Manchester City were seriously interested. And for a short time it seemed that Ronaldo would join rivals Manchester United. The Skyblues got the chance to sign CR7. Pep Guardiola’s team definitely needed an attacking zone, there was a classic striker there. But when United got into the poker game for Ronaldo, City were out of the race.
How does the player fit in with Manchester United?
The question of whether Manchester United can use a player like Cristiano Ronaldo is off the table. Any goalscorer in this category can play an important role in any club. What is more interesting, however, is how Ronaldo’s playing style fits into the current style of the “Red Devils” and whether the connection becomes an ideal collaboration.
Manchester United often play very strong and fast football under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who coincidentally played alongside Ronaldo in Manu from 2003 to 2007. Ronaldo may not be as energetic as in the best of times, but his athletic performance is still phenomenal. He is fast in his head.
His evolution from a tricky flanker dribble to a relentless cold, dry player allows Ronaldo to adapt to any system. With Jadon Sancho, Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, Manchester United have an unbelievable number of fast players who could be prepared. Paul Pogba or Bruno Fernandes started the attacks from the midfield. Ronaldo will undoubtedly have many chances and score a lot of goals.
The overall formation of the summer transfer window for Manchester United is now complete, with Sancho of Borussia Dortmund, world champion Raphael Varane of Real Madrid – and prodigal son Cristiano Ronaldo. At first glance, there are many factors in favor of making a very good decision on all sides.
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