My1sttoday Sports — Cristiano Ronaldo just completed his medical as new Manchester United player in Portugal.
The best player of the 21st century (as quoted by many athletes) has completed his Manchester United medical as he closes on a return to his former club. He agreed on a transfer back to Old Trafford on Friday.
The 36-year-old left Turin last week and signed his contract with Manchester United before undergoing his medicals with the Red Devils. According to Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo has now completed his medical examinations with the Premier League giants, so an announcement from Juventus seems imminent.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo Getting Back His No.7?
Attention has now turned to what shirt number the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will don in his second coming. Edinson Cavani currently wears No 7 – the number Ronaldo previously wore in Manchester.
The Premier League’s official website has listed both the Uruguayan striker and Cristiano the same number (quite confusing though).
For now, there’s no word from the Red Devils as to what number Cristiano will wear.
Former player turned pundit Gary Neville has said this summer that United were in need of a centre forward.
Harry Kane had been on the market whilst doubt continues over some of the club’s long-term options.
“It’s fantastic news,” Neville told Sky Sports . “It’s a little bit nostalgic, which doesn’t always work in football, but the idea of Ronaldo going to Manchester City was torture for United fans
“If there is a big player available, United have to be in the market. We know there’s a potential that Erling Haaland could be available next summer, Edinson Cavani’s probably got a year, they definitely need a centre-forward option with Cavani.
“I know they’ve got Mason Greenwood but if you look at the business Chelsea have done, that Manchester City were looking to do, Manchester United had to compete, and what they’ve done is bolster the squad with a proven goalscorer, a club legend, and it’s going to give them an incredible 12 months.
“Ronaldo will be coming to win trophies, personal accolades, set the Premier League on fire. It is a different Ronaldo, everyone expected that.
The Reign of Juventus Comes to an End With Cristiano Ronaldo’s Departure
Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Bianconeri in 2018 in a €112m move from Real Madrid. He scored 101 goals in 141 appearances with the Serie A giants, winning two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and two Italian Super Cups.
On Saturday, the Old Lady began their post-Ronaldo era with a shocking 1-0 defeat at the Allianz Stadium against newly-promoted side Empoli. Juventus has 1 point in two matches leaving them, no. 12 on League table.