Ronaldo appeared on the verge of joining Manchester City, but United ensured that the move did not take place and got one over their local rivals. According to the Telegraph, the striker has already completed his medical and is in contention to make his second debut at an emotional homecoming against Newcastle United after the international break.
The news of the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner return to Old Trafford after a gap of 12 years has been welcome by a number of United legends who have taken to social media to hail the signing. One of the biggest legends of the club, Roy Keane by contrast, was typically understated, posting a picture of his former team-mate, accompanied by the caption ‘welcome back Cristiano’.
Ronaldo for his part has responded to Keane's "welcome back" post by commenting with a high-five and thumbs up emoji.
The 36-year-old will no doubt make United into title contenders as he is returning back after enjoying three successful years with Juventus, with the striker netting 101 goals in just 134 appearances during his time in Turin.