The Portuguese legend scored 118 goals in 292 games for the Old Trafford club between 2003 and 2009, and every summer over the past few years there have been rumours of a momentous return to the club where he became one of the best in the world.
The Juventus transfer will finally put an end to these rumours - for a few summers at least - but one journalist claims that United could have moved for Ronaldo this summer if they had been prepared to pay up.
#MUFC were offered the chance to make a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo, but declined it and decided to spend their funds elsewhere this summer— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) July 10, 2018
Sam Pilger, a writer for FourFourTwo and the Times, said on Twitter:
Having signed a four-year deal, that means that Juventus will end up paying over