Cristiano Ronaldo once again made it clear to Manchester United fans in an emotional statement how much the return to his Red Devils means to him. He also reminded her why he was returning – it was because of Sir Alex Ferguson.
On Instagram, CR7 first emphasized his “never-ending love” for United and went into raptures: “The years I’ve spent at this club have been absolutely incredible. It’s a dream come true after all these years in who I came back to play against United. And even as an opponent, I’ve felt so much love and respect from the fans. That’s 100 percent the stuff dreams are made of. “
This dream almost turned into a nightmare. Because: Before he agreed to the Red Devils, with whom he played from 2003 to 2009 and matured into a superstar, the Portuguese negotiated with city rivals Manchester City. However, a phone call from Ronaldo’s former sponsor and coach Sir Alex Ferguson changed everything. “Without the interview with Sir Alex there would have been no chance of a move to United. It’s that simple,” said even United legend Rio Ferdinand.
This is one of the reasons why CR7 explicitly addressed the 79-year-old again in his statement: “I’m right here! I’m back where I belong!” Wrote Ronaldo. “Sir Alex, this is for you!”
CR7 to United fans: “You have my word!”
He promised the United fans that he would repeat the very successful first Ronaldo phase at United with three championship titles, a Champions League win, an FA Cup win and two league cup wins. “History was made in the past and history is being made again. You have my word!”
The Red Devils transferred a transfer fee of 15 million euros for Ronaldo to Juventus, where CR7 still had a contract until 2022. According to Juve, the bonus fee can increase by a further eight million euros.