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Cristiano Ronaldo completes Man Utd medical

Tom Gott
Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford
Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his medical ahead of sealing his whirlwind return to Manchester United.

The 36-year-old is set to leave Juventus in a deal worth close to £20m, with United fending off competition from cross-town rivals Manchester City to secure Ronaldo's signature.

Sky Sports News state that things have moved one step further as Ronaldo underwent a medical in Lisbon over the weekend and is now ready to officially put pen to paper on his two-year contract which will make him the highest-paid player in the history of the Premier League.

Ahead of Sunday's 1-0 win over Wolves, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not hide his excitement towards his imminent reunion with Ronaldo.

"Of course we're excited by the whole story Cristiano has had at Manchester United," he told Sky Sports. "Hopefully we can get the paperwork sorted and announce him very soon.

"He is a winner and a great human being. The players are excited, and l am excited to keep adding to this squad. He adds something completely different. It adds more confidence and belief to what we are doing and what we are building.

"We know he is a more experienced player than he was when he was here last time, he has evolved and had an unbelievable career. I'm sure he likes all the talk about 'he's too old'. Make it personal and he will show what he can do."

Ronaldo is currently away with the Portuguese national team and will not be back in Manchester until after his final game of the international break on September 7, meaning fans will have to wait until the meeting with Newcastle four days later to get a glimpse of their new man.

"Everybody knows [what he brings]," said midfielder Paul Pogba when asked about his excitement towards the move. "He's already a legend at this club and he is coming back.

"Obviously, it's good for us, he's going to bring his experience and quality. When he comes, the level goes up.

"We're really pleased he's coming, and the most important thing today was the win so that when he comes we keep this winning mentality and keep going."

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