Cristiano Ronaldo is widely recognised as the best footballer in the world and has been part of a huge rivalry with Lionel Messi since his arrival at Real Madrid. The Portuguese forward has managed to score more goals for Los Meringues than he has played games in the white shirt. An outstanding 285 goals in 265 matches see him considered as one of the greatest footballers ever to grace the earth.
In the last few years, there have been strong rumours linking Ronaldo with a dramatic move back to Old Trafford where he made his name and won his first of four Ballon D’Ors. The world record transfer fee paid back in 2009 for him now looks like a fantastic deal in comparison to the modern market. He was the catalyst for two consecutive UEFA Champions League triumphs and a La Liga triumph last season.
There’s not a single Man United fan who wouldn’t take their golden back this summer, and for the first time since the rumours arose, it looks a real possibility. This was intensified by how the world beater claimed that he wouldn’t be staying at the Bernabeu next season. He was instantly linked with teams like PSG and Bayern along with his former club, Man United. It is clear that the Red Devils hold a special place in his heart and it would certainly be the best choice for him if he was to leave Real Madrid.
Many players would be coming to the end of their peak at the age of 31 but Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t seem to age, and he could still have a few great years ahead of him. He could be the answer to taking United back to the top level they were once at, and the transfer fee and wages wouldn’t be too much for the Manchester club. After signing Paul Pogba for around £90 million last summer, they made money back in shirt sales in just a few months, and there is no doubt that this would be the same with Rooney.
With the quality of a player like Cristiano on the training ground, the young players will quickly improve just by watching Portugal’s leading international goal scorer. His nation’s European Championship trophy win last year shows just how much of a leader he is and just how he can affect the players around him, something that Jose Mourinho’s side has been lacking since the Special One’s arrival.
He can play anywhere across the forward whether it’s in the number 9 position or out wide on either wing. With the imminent departure of Zlatan Ibrahimović and the lack of maturity in the wide positions would be something provided by Cristiano Ronaldo. It would be a fantastic deal for both deals, and at roughly €200 million (Real Madrid’s asking price), in today’s market, it could be a brilliant price to make the Red Devils great again. He was there the last time they won the Champions League and the Man United faithful will hope he is part of the team that wins the next Champions League.