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Man United's Cristiano Ronaldo Tweet Crushing PSG's Lionel Messi Announcement on Social Media

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United after a gap of 12 years
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United after a gap of 12 years / Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images

Manchester United created headlines when they announced that five-time Ballon d'Or award winner, Cristiano Ronaldo would be making a return to Old Trafford following his decision to leave Juventus.

Ronaldo might have just returned to United, but he has already made an impact on social media as seen by the amount of likes seen on their post welcoming the 36-year-old. At the time of writing, United's tweet announcing the Portugese icon's arrival has managed a staggering 69,000 replies, 855,700 retweets and almost 2 million likes.

Ronaldo's announcement tweet has dwarfed that of Paris Saint-Germain's when they confirmed the signing of record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner, Lionel Messi. Since August 10, the French club have managed to reach over 16,000 replies, 258,000 retweets and 870,000 likes.

This just goes to show how popular the 36-year-old is on social media, with the striker one of the most marketable athletes in the world. Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford after a gap of 12 years, with the player attaining legendary status in his first spell with the Red Devils, where he scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for them.

Ronaldo for his part was brilliant individually during his time at Juventus, scoring 101 goals in 134 appearances for the Italian giants and leading them to two Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia honour.