Ronaldo completes medical ahead of Man Utd return
The Portugal captain is set to join the Red Devils on a two-year contract. Manchester United announced they have reached an agreement with Juventus over the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday. The Red Devils will reportedly pay around €15m plus a further €8m in add-ons for the Portuguese superstar, who returns to Old Trafford after 12 years.
According to Sky Sports, Ronaldo has completed his Manchester United medical ahead of the transfer. Having undergone his medical in Lisbon, the former Real Madrid star is expected to travel to Manchester in the coming days.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about Ronaldo’s move after his side’s 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.
"We're excited by the whole story Cristiano has had at Manchester United."
the Norwegian manager 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."
The Red Devils boss insisted his side have not signed Ronaldo as a backup option.
"He is not signing to sit on the bench. He is going to make us a better team.
"We need to get all the paperwork done, hopefully we can get that sorted and we can announce it 100 per cent.
"Then he is away with Portugal, they have three games, his last game is Tuesday (September 7) and then we can get him back to Manchester and involved as soon as possible."
Ronaldo is expected to be included in Manchester United’s squad for their match against Newcastle
on September 11.