Cristiano Ronaldo to Man Utd CONFIRMED in £480k-a-week deal, medical in Lisbon after City pull out transfer – updates

CRISTIANO RONALDO is on the verge of re-signing for Manchester United after rivals City pulled out of a deal to nab the Juve forward's signature

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed in his press conference they have been in "communication" with the former No7 and that Bruno Fernandes has been texting him.

It has also been confirmed that United HAVE had talks with Jorge Mendes over a sensational return for the 36-year-old Old Trafford icon.

Erling Haaland will leave Borussia Dortmund next summer even if they win the Bundesliga, according to reports from Germany.


Get all the latest Man Utd news, updates and transfer gossip here…

  • Ian Tuckey


    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire kept it short and sweet as he applauded Cristiano Ronaldo’s return on social media.

    The England centre-back posted: “Welcome home Cristiano.”

  • Ian Tuckey


    Mischievous Bruno Fernandes welcomed Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford with a cheeky tweet taking the credit for his Portugal team-mate’s return from Juventus.

    Midfield maestro Fernandes posted: ‘Agent Bruno’? Welcome back home Cristiano.”

  • Ian Tuckey


    Jadon Sancho seems to be predicting plenty of fright nights for Manchester United’s Prem rivals now that Cristiano Ronaldo is back.

    The England attacker posted an impressive montage of Ron in his 2003-09 United pomp with the words: “SCARY HOURS!”

  • Ian Tuckey


    Manchester United’s returning hero Cristiano Ronaldo has been named 5/1 fourth favourite to win the Golden Boot as this season’s top Premier league scorer.

    Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati said: “CR7 is back for one last dance, and it’ll come as no surprise to see him priced so short for this year’s Golden Boot in the Prem.”

  • Ian Tuckey


    Here’s how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a less than subtle hint today he was determined to clinch the resigning of Cristiano Ronaldo – which United confirmed at around 5pm.

    He stated: “I didn’t think Cristiano was going to leave Juventus. But if ever he is going to move away from Juventus he knows we are here.

    “We’ve always had a good communication, Bruno [Fernandes] has been talking to him as well. He knows how we feel about him.

    “He is a legend of this club, the greatest players of all time if you ask me. So let’s see what happens with him.”

  • Ian Tuckey


    Just hours after labelling Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest player in history, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned back time to sign his former Manchester United team-mate.

    Premier League champions and neighbours Manchester City pulled out of the running for the Juventus frontman earlier this afternoon.

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    And instead the 36-year-old will again step out at Old Trafford, where he burst into the world elite from 2003-09.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Legend Cristiano Ronaldo’s mega-money wages for his Manchester United return have already been revealed.

    The Juventus superstar will pick up £25MILLION A YEAR – which works out at £480k a week plus add-ons.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano laid the figures bare.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Amazement seems the main instant reaction on social media to Cristiano Ronaldo rejoining Manchester United.

    One supporter tweeted “the king is back” and another claimed his return will inspire United to title glory.

    But others suggested United don’t need the 36-year-old.

    Here’s a quick snapshot of opinions:

  • Ian Tuckey


    Here's how Sky Sports announced the Red Devils recapturing Ronaldo.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Manchester United jave just confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo’s sensational return from Juventus – “subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical”.

    Here’s the club’s statement:

    “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.

    “Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.”

  • Ian Tuckey


    BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo's return.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot's loan move to Borussia Dortmund now seems off.

    United only want to let him go if the Germans have an obligation to later buy him

    Credit: Getty
  • Ian Tuckey


    Cristiano Ronaldo's shock return to Manchester United is reportedly about to be announced any minute.

    We'll have all the details – just hours after neighbours City pulled out of the running for the Juventus superstar.

    Credit: Reuters


  • William Pugh


    Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of a sensational return to Manchester United.

    The 36-year-old was available at 20/1 to rejoin the Red Devils last week and 6/1 on Friday morning. But those odds have now plummeted to 1/12 after some frenetic activity in the betting market.

    City were considered frontrunners for his signature after missing out on Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.

    But reports suggest the Premier League champions are now completely out of the running at odds of 33/1.

    Cristiano Ronaldo next club – Sky Bet odds

    Manchester United – 1/12 – Was 20/1
    Paris Saint-Germain – 18/1
    Juventus – 22/1
    Manchester City – 33/1

  • William Pugh


    Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of a shock return to Manchester United after a £21.4million bid was launched for the Juventus star.

    Premier League champions Manchester City have pulled out of the running despite being tipped to sign the wantaway striker.

    The Athletic state that Ronaldo‘s camp are in advanced talks with United over a deal, with a two-year contract mooted. Goal say it's a done deal.

    A medical in Lisbon is planned, as reported by the Mail.

    And Sir Alex Ferguson has even thrown his weight behind the deal by contacting the player personally on Friday morning, according to MEN.

    The forward, 36, said his goodbyes to his Juventus colleagues after informing coach Massimiliano Allegri of his decision to leave.

    Allegri confirmed to reporters: “Yesterday Cristiano told me that he has no intention of continuing at Juventus. I am absolutely not disappointed. He has made his choice.”

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  • William Pugh


    Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United is reportedly a done deal!

    That is according to Goal's Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti.

    Man City pulled out earlier today and a Red Devils return has now reportedly been sealed for the 36-year-old.

  • William Pugh

    “My story at Real Madrid has been written. It’s been recorded. In words and numbers, in trophies and titles, in records and in headlines. It’s in the Museum at the Bernabeu Stadium and it’s also in the minds of every fan of the club.

    “And beyond what I achieved, I remember that in those nine years I had a relationship of deep affection and respect for ‘merengue afición’, an affection and respect that I retain to this day, and that I will always cherish.

    “I know that the true Real Madrid fans will continue to have me in their hearts, and I will have them in mine.

    “As well as this most recent episode in Spain, there have been frequent news and stories associating me with a number of clubs in many different leagues, with nobody ever being concerned about trying to find out the actual truth.

    “I’m breaking my silence now to say that I can’t allow people to keep playing around with my name.

    “I remain focused on my career and in my work, committed and prepared for all the challenges that I have to face. Everything else? Everything else is just talk.”

  • William Pugh


    Cristiano Ronaldo posted this on Instagram just ten days ago.

    But with a move to Manchester United reportedly on the cards, it appears the Portuguese superstar has had a change of heart.

    He wrote: “Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work.

    “Less talk and more action, this has been my guiding motto since the start of my career.

    “However, in view of everything that’s been said and written recently, I have to set out my position.

    “More than the disrespect for me as a man and as a player, the frivolous way that my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the clubs involved in these rumours, as well as to their players and staff….

  • William Pugh


    Manchester United have offered Cristiano Ronaldo a contract after he held talks with former boss and 'father figure' Sir Alex Ferguson, according to reports.

    The Red Devils’ hierarchy have made a late bid to hijack that move, which led to City ending their pursuit for the star forward, and thus an epic return to Old Trafford is very much on the cards.

    According to Manchester Evening News, Ferguson reached out to the Portugal international on Friday when it seemed like he will be moving to the Etihad.

    And it seems like the legendary coach convinced him to snub the Citizens and consider a long-awaited homecoming. United‘s board is now reportedly trying to bring the 36-year-old back and have even drawn up a contract.

    Ronaldo and Ferguson go way back as the 79-year-old Scot was the one that signed the Portuguese superstar back in 2003 from Sporting Lisbon.

    The pair went on to win a total of three Premier League titles, one FA Cup as well as the 2008 Champions League.

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  • William Pugh


    Manchester United have launched an official bid to sensationally re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo with a medical targeted in Lisbon.

    The Old Trafford legend informed current club Juventus of his desire to leave after three years in Italy.

    Initially, his agent held talks with City over a possible move but the Premier League champions ruled themselves out without making an offer.

    Attention then soon shifted to United after their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Ronaldo's former team-mate – opened the door for a transfer.

    And according to Fabrizio Romano, Juve have received an offer from United, who are ready to find an agreement.

    With Ronaldo hoping to resolve his future immediately, a medical is already planned for Lisbon, the Daily Mail report.

  • William Pugh


    With Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly heading to Manchester United rather than City, it's fair to say this Red Devils fans may be regretting this decision.

    Although it does appear to be this season's shirt suggesting he's bought the top and got Ronaldo printed on it just to burn it.

    Make of that what you will…

  • William Pugh


    With Manchester United seemingly leading the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, this Red Devils account is pretty excited by the prospect…

    Man City are said to have pulled out leaving the path clear for Ronnie to return to his old club.

  • William Pugh


    Last season, Harry Kane racked up one of the biggest points totals in Dream Team history. After finishing as the Premier League’s top scorer and top assist-provider, the Spurs forward boasted a tally of 357 points.

    Only eight players have achieved a greater season total in Dream Team’s long history. And right at the top of the list is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.

    In 2007/08, the Portuguese superstar amassed a frankly obscene 477 points – nobody else has breached the 400-point mark.

    You may remember that season as the time Ronaldo first ascended to best-in-the-world status as he plundered 31 goals in 34 league games, breaking the record for most goals in a 38-game Premier League campaign at the time – a record that has since been taken by Mohamed Salah.

    Mastering the role of the blistering inside forward from the right flank, the legendary No7 also scored three goals in the FA Cup and eight in a successful Champions League campaign for Man United, including a famous header in the final against Chelsea.

    Ronaldo finished the season with 42 goals from 49 appearances, eight assists, and more Star Man awards than you could shake a Ballon d’Or at.

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  • William Pugh


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Rio Ferdinand was ‘out of order’ for his criticism of Phil Jones.

    Ferdinand said that Jones should leave the club as he has had too many injuries and is taking up a place in the squad that one of the youth team players could have.

    Solskjaer said: "I think what Rio said was out of order, completely. I know more than anyone how it feels to be injured.

    "Phil has had a horrible 18, 19, 20 months and was troubled for a year before that with injuries.

    "Phil's still not 30, but since I came here he has battled against that knee injury and put his body on the line in every training session.

    “He has never done anything but give everything for the club and Rio, he should no better than to go out and say this."

  • Kealan Hughes


    Cristiano Ronaldo has told his agent Jorge Mendes that he wants to return to Manchester United.

    The report comes from Fabrizio Romano, who adds that United are preparing a two-year deal for the forward, which will be sent in the "next few hours".

    Incredibly, he also claims Manchester City have never made CR7 an offer.

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