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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals He Knew About Cristiano Ronaldo's Man Utd Return

By Amreen
Khabib Nurmagomedov knew of Cristiano Ronaldo's Man United move a month ago
Khabib Nurmagomedov knew of Cristiano Ronaldo's Man United move a month ago / Gualter Fatia/Getty Images

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed he knew about Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United move a month ago.

Nurmagomedov and the Portuguese are very close friends who speak regularly, and the UFC champ revealed that Ronaldo "let slip" his high-profile switch to United over a month ago.

According to RT, Khabib told reporters in Moscow; "A month ago, he told me that he was moving to Manchester United. I expected this deal to take place. I think that Manchester United is more suitable for him than Juventus. For me, the transition was not a surprise."

Ronaldo's first spell at United saw him score 84 times during 196 appearances in all competitions, following which he made a huge £80 million switch to Real Madrid. He returns to Old Trafford after spending three years in Turin, scoring 101 goals in 134 games for Juventus, winning two Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia, two Italian Super Cups, and a Serie A golden boot during his time at the club.

Nurmagomedov also compared the Portuguese attacker to legendary heavyweight Mike Tyson after appearing on his HotBoxin' podcast when he revealed he didn't like his "look".

"I didn't like his look. I told him right away to get rid of all the things like smoke on the table. I didn't like being there. I liked more the way Cristiano Ronaldo looked. He looks like an athlete," he said.