In an extraordinary turn of events over the last few hours, Manchester United have joined the race for Cristiano Ronaldo and will compete with their city rivals for the signature of their former player.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to rule out that United would sign Ronaldo again while speaking to the press. Here is what he had to say;
“I didn’t think Cristiano was gonna turn out leaving Juventus,” Solskjaer said. “And it’s been speculation this morning and the last few days.
“We’ve always had good communication. I know Bruno [Fernandes]’s been talking to him as well and he knows what we feel about him. And if he was ever gonna move away from Juventus he knows we’re here.
“We focus on the ones we have there, I don’t want to speculate too much on Cristiano, what’s happening there with the press.
“I’ve said many times with speculation, when you’re Man United, when you’re Ronaldo, when you’re Messi, when you’re Pogba, when you’re Bruno, you have to read a lot about yourselves. So let’s see what happens with Cristiano, he’s such a legend of this club.
According to Fabrizio Romano, United are seriously considering the idea of making the Portuguese striker return to Old Trafford. Juventus still want a sum close to €30 million, and United are preparing an official bid with salary talks for the player also in consideration.
Max Allegri has officially stated that Ronaldo will not be continuing with Juventus any longer, and it seems a return to Manchester is going to happen soon. Whether or not it will be for City or United will be determined in the upcoming hours.