CR7 aka Cristiano Ronaldo has officially returned to being a Manchester United player after deciding to move from Juventus. The transfer of the Portuguese superstar was quite surprising because previously he was reportedly close to reaching an agreement with United’s rivals, Manchester City.
Just imagine if Ronaldo actually joined The Citizens . Of course, it has the potential to reap criticism which leads to friction. For that, the return of CR7 to Old Trafford is the right decision for him and Manchester United. Here are 5 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is a good move.
The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo can make Manchester United respected again
Manchester United is arguably the biggest club in the history of English football. They have triumphed by winning various titles, both on the domestic and European stage. However, United seems to be in suspended animation since the retirement of the legendary coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo can certainly realize Manchester United’s hopes to return to being a respected team. United now have a frightening attacking line-up. What’s more, CR7 is a player with a winning mentality and an extraordinary fighting spirit that can be passed on to his teammates.
Moving to Manchester City will only tarnish his reputation
The figure of Cristiano Ronaldo is so legendary at Old Trafford. His name is imprinted in the minds and hearts of Manchester United fans. It is unimaginable if CR7 crosses into a city rival team, Manchester City. Of course there will be a lot of negative talk that tarnishes his good name.
There have been several names that have hurt the hearts of Manchester United fans for betraying Manchester City. Call it Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Denis Law, Carlos Tevez, and Owen Hargreaves. It seems very sad indeed if Ronaldo follows in their footsteps. Moreover, he is a ‘son’ of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Cristiano Ronaldo has experience in the Premier League with Manchester United
The Premier League competition is certainly no stranger to Ronaldo. He has appeared crazy with Manchester United in a period of six seasons, from the 2003/2004 season to 2008/2009. CR7 successfully tasted three Premier League titles which made him one of the greatest players in England’s highest caste competition.
Even though he is now 36 years old, Ronaldo still has excellent performance. He also doesn’t seem to take long to adapt to his old club game. For that, he is predicted to be able to make history by bringing the Red Devils to the Premier League title for the first time since the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a good relationship with the Manchester United squad
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United certainly received a warm welcome from the fans and the Red Devils squad . This can not be separated from the good relationship that CR7 still maintains, especially with the coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Please note, Ronaldo and Ole played together in the 2003/2004 season until the 2006/2007 season. Meanwhile, from the players’ camp, CR7 also met people who were already familiar with him, such as Bruno Fernandes who was a compatriot and Raphael Varane who was once a team at Real Madrid.
Old Trafford is home to Cristiano Ronaldo
For Cristiano Ronaldo, Old Trafford is a true home. Although the peak of his success occurred at Real Madrid, he had already grown as the best player in the world while defending Manchester United .
While serving at Old Trafford, CR7 was the Premier League’s top scorer. He also successfully won his first Ballon d’Or there. It can be concluded, Ronaldo came as a wonderkid and now returns as a monster.