Thursday, January 20, 2022

Manchester United club news: Can Ronaldo be the ‘CR7’ at United in his second spell


The Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Manchester United after 12 years.

Friday was the most thrilling day of the Summers transfer window of 2021. Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United in the final hours of Friday was a surprising move in the transfer window.

There were talks related to Ronaldo’s switch to Manchester City after the Juventus boss confirmed that the player wants to leave this summer. But, the Premier League champions withdrawn from the race at the final moment, but there was a welcome party in Manchester.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s invention is back home for the second chapter of the story. The anticipation of United was clear on Friday after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the media that ‘We are Here’ for Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, Manchester United had the best transfer window this year as they got everything to win a title this season. Ronaldo can ensure the goals in the attacking front as he got a good understanding of the mood of Old Trafford.

Ronaldo in United

Meanwhile, there are talks on the jersey number of Ronaldo at United. The no.7 shirt is owing by the Uruguayan ace Edinson Cavani. According to the rules and policies of the Premier League, Ronaldo can’t claim the number unless Cavani leaves the club, which is not happening this season. (Express)

Otherwise, the player would require special dispensation from the League and Manchester United are not at all working on that. The player is yet to complete the medical and other procedures in Manchester. And, the jersey number discussion can recollect the past debut of Ronaldo in his first spell.

Ronaldo can start in the similar fashion like 2003

Sir Alex Ferguson spotted the wonderkid of Portugal back in 2003 in the fixture against Sporting Lisbon. He signed the player in the same year and the rest is history. Old Trafford witnessed the rise of a legend and the birth of ‘CR7’ happened after one year.

Ronaldo no.28

Ronaldo wanted the no.28 shirt at United in 2003. He was the no.28 in Sporting before switching to United. But Ferguson wanted him to have no.7, as he was sure about the history of the shirt in the club. The famous number decorated by the legends Eric Cantona, George Best, and David Beckham offered the same glory to Ronaldo.

The brand ‘CR7’ dominated the game later in Spain and Italy, with Real Madrid and Juventus, respectively. Now, he is back at United. He can once again start at Old Trafford in a similar fashion with a no.28 shirt.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo adds more competition for Cavani and Anthony Martial in the attacking line. The presence of Bruno Fernandes is another positive note for Ronaldo. Also, his former teammate in Real Madrid Raphael Varane will enjoy the dressing room atmosphere with Ronaldo.

The transfer window is almost finished for Manchester United. There were talks on an addition of a holding midfielder. But, the sudden deal of Ronaldo will force them to end the summer mission with great satisfaction.

United will face Wolves on Sunday in the Premier League. Ronaldo is not yet settled in Manchester United and he is expected to start after the international break in European football.


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