Manchester United are reportedly being handed financial backing to bring back Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo to the club any moment soon.
Cristiano Ronaldo had six illustrious years at Old Trafford before a record move to Spanish la Liga outfit Real Madrid before leaving for the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus in 2019.
There are already talks of his return to the Red Devils as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner seems to be available soon. Man United are helped by the club’s major sponsor Chevrolet to finance the possible deal, having reportedly agreed “to pay” for the expenses of Ronaldo’s transfer from Juventus.
However, Man United will face competition from French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-German for the signature of the former Real Madrid star as they are also believed to be monitoring Ronaldo’s situation with the Serie A champions.
Both Man United and Paris Saint Germain will have to convince Juventus as the Serie A giants are not willing to let go of Cristiano Ronaldo anytime soon.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici recently said “His future is with us, I can assure you. There are transfer rumours every day and players that are linked with different clubs but we don’t pay much attention to that.”
Former Red Devils star Patrice Evra revealed earlier this year that legendary manager, Alex Ferguson made an attempt to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club and the player was willing before his retirement.
“He [Ferguson] then said, ‘My target is I’m 99 percent sure we will have Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale,” Evra bared. “I just need these two players to win the Champions League again. Ninety-nine percent’.”
“And to be fair, when I speak with Cristiano, I ask him and he said ‘yes’ to the boss, and was coming to join United,” he continued. “He told me this.”
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is also opened to joining Man United again after stating that “I love Manchester. Everyone knows that. Manchester is in my heart. The supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.”
Ronaldo’s six years at Man United cannot be forgotten in a hurry after winning back-to-back UEFA Champions League trophies, three English Premier League titles, and the Best FIFA World Player in 2008.
Pundits have, however, argued that Cristiano Ronaldo’s second return to Man United will not be impactful as it was during his first spell due to is age and the competition in the league.