Just over a week ago, few Manchester United supporters would’ve expected to have Cristiano Ronaldo in their roster in time for their fourth game of the season. To many, Ronaldo’s return to the club has always been inconceivable.
Instead, after a gruesome week of thinking the 36-year-old was going to join Manchester City, an agreement between United and Juventus was announced by the club and social media records were shattered.
Earlier this week, Ronaldo wrote his name in the history books once again as he scored a late brace against Ireland to become the all-time leading goalscorer in international football, surpassing Iran’s great forward Ali Daei’s mark of 109 goals.
Despite celebrating his 37th birthday later in the season, it looks like Ronaldo has no intention to stop, with new reports claiming he has already been in contact with his Manchester United teammates.
According to The Sun, Ronaldo has contacted his new teammates and made ‘a rallying call’, with the Portuguese international telling them ‘I’m here to win’. The goal is said to be to secure Manchester United’s 21st league title, a message said to have been ‘to the delight of the squad’.
“Ronaldo has also spoken to Bruno Fernandes and told him to tell the other players that they need to win it this year,” a source is quoted as saying by The Sun. Furthermore, the source claims Manchester United players are ‘excited’ about Ronaldo’s arrival, amid beliefs they now have the best squad in the Premier League.