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Jose Mourinho Claims Cristiano Ronaldo's Return to Manchester United is 'Perfect Business'

Mourinho believes Ronaldo's move is "perfect business"
Mourinho believes Ronaldo's move is "perfect business" / FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho believes Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Manchester United is a "perfect deal" for all parties but added his exit from Serie A doesn't mean Roma can win the league.

In a whirlwind 24 hours, the 36-year-old told Juventus he wanted to leave Turin, and after initially being linked with a switch to Manchester City, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is finally making his way back to Old Trafford, after more than a decade.

Mourinho – who shares an agent with Ronaldo – is delighted he doesn't have to come up against his compatriot in Serie A this season.

“The only thing I say and it seems basic and logical to me, if Juve are happy, if Cristiano is happy and United are happy, then it’s the perfect business,” Mourinho, who worked alongside Ronaldo during his time at Madrid, told reporters in Saturday's press conference.

“There’s no need to talk about Cristiano. For 20 years he has written history, there’s nothing to comment. Scudetto? That’s a question for [Inter coach] Simone Inzaghi, not for me."

During the summer,while working as a pundit for talkSPORT covering the Euros, Mourinho quipped that he hoped Ronaldo would leave Juventus, saying: "He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace!"

Ronaldo is expected to be unveiled as a United player once personal terms are agreed and he passes his medical, while also obtaining his visa ahead of the move.