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Cristiano Ronaldo completes Man United return

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a sensational return to Manchester United twelve years after departing for Real Madrid for a then world-record fee.

The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner put pen to paper for an initial two-year deal with an option to extend for a further year.

Man United confirmed they had reached a deal to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford last Friday, following reports of noisy neighbours Man City making a move for the 36-year old forward.

The deal cost the Red Devils £12.9m and could further rise to £19.7m based on additional clauses. Ronaldo earned world-class status at Man United where he scored 118 goals in 292 appearances under former boss Alex Ferguson.

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Ronaldo had appeared poised to join Manchester City last week before United made a late effort to tempt him back to Old Trafford, with Bruno Fernandes, Rio Ferdinand, and even Alex Ferguson – according to reports – speaking with the player to convince him to snub Pep Guardiola’s side.

Ferguson signed an 18-year-old Ronaldo from the Portuguese boyhood club Sporting CP in 2003, and that raw talent went on to establish himself as one of the finest players in Premier League history

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