Juventus say goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo as CR7 sends message to Sir Alex Ferguson and Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo says he ‘can’t wait’ to return to Old Trafford while Juventus bid farewell to their former striker.

The Serie A giants have confirmed that Ronaldo has returned to the red side of Manchester on a permanent €15m deal plus €8m add-ons.

Ronaldo left Turin on Friday morning, shortly before Manchester United’s announced his return.

He had undergone his medicals with the Red Devils on Monday and, today, both United and Juventus confirmed the striker’s move to Old Trafford.

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“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,” Ronaldo told United’s official website.

“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.”

The 36-year-old had said goodbye to Juventus with a video posted on Instagram three days ago. Today, he shared a message on social media with a message for the Red Devils and their former coach Sir Alex Ferguson.

 

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“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,” CR7 wrote on Instagram.

“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…”

Meantime, Juventus bid farewell to their former striker with a video posted on their social media.

Ronaldo joined Juventus for €112m from Real Madrid in 2018. He scored 101 goals in 134 appearances with the Bianconeri, winning five domestic trophies.

 

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