‘Wow wow wow, he’s home’: Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire look forward to Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to United… while Gary Neville can’t resist another dig at Jamie Carragher!
- READ: Cristiano Ronaldo seals sensational return to Manchester United
- Bruno Fernandes joked that he had acted as an ‘agent’ during his compatriot’s move
- Marcus Rashford tweeted that saying he was excited was an ‘understatement’
- Raphael Varane, Edwin van der Sar and Jadon Sancho also responded to the move
- Gary Neville mocked Jamie Carragher’s article about Ronaldo’s move to City
It seemed earlier in the day that Cristiano Ronaldo looked poised to join Denis Law, Peter Schmeichel and Carlos Tevez for both Manchester United and Manchester City in an illustrious career.
A shock to the Etihad would certainly have left a very bitter taste in the mouth for Red Devils, despite his departure from Old Trafford in 2009.
However, in a transfer window that also saw fellow superstar Lionel Messi switch countries, Ronaldo has decided to return to the club that helped catapult him into the conscience of the football world.
Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to a sensational return to Manchester United after his departure in 2009
It looked like the attacker would join Carlos Tevez to represent both sides of Manchester
However, the Red Devils have invaded to re-contract the man he first joined as a teenager
Marcus Rashford was five when Ronaldo joined United, but he could now play alongside his idol
Fellow Portugal international Bruno Fernandes hopes to recreate these scenes soon
His prospective teammates were understandably excited, with creator Bruno Fernandes tweeting, ‘Agent Bruno’? Welcome home @Cristiano,” followed by the goat emoji.
Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid team-mate Raphael Varane, who only arrived at the club from the Bernabeu earlier this month, posted two photos of the pair in action together in front of Los Blancos, while fellow new signing Jadon Sancho said: ‘SCARE HOUR!’
Marcus Rashford, who was five when Ronaldo first joined the club, had similar feelings, posting: ‘Wow wow wow he’s home @Cristiano’ and replying to an @UtdDistrict asking if he was excited to be with his rival saying that excitement was an understatement, while Jesse Lingard simply wrote: ‘VIVA RONALDOOO!!!!’
David De Gea posted a shocked emoji, while United captain Harry Maguire officially confirmed on United’s tweet that the transfer had been agreed in principle, saying: ‘Welcome home @Cristiano’.
De Gea’s predecessor and current Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar wrote: ‘How do you feel @ManUtd fans? Always dreamed but never expected it to happen. Welcome back to Manchester @Cristiano,” while Roy Keane congratulated the player he made stronger when he arrived in England in 2003, and said on Instagram: “Welcome back Cristiano.”
Match of the Day presenter and English football legend Gary Lineker couldn’t contain his joy, tweeting to his 8.1 million followers: ‘Breaking news: @Cristiano goes back to @ManUtd. Wow! Just wow. What a signature. What a transfer window for United. What a homecoming. Love it.’
Old Trafford legends Roy Keane and Edwin van der Sar took to social media to cheer for the move
Raphael Varane and Ronaldo won four Champions League titles together at Real Madrid
David De Gea will be happy to have Ronaldo in his team after a tough experience in 2018
Gary Neville mocked Jamie Carragher after assuming Ronaldo was screwed to City
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville mocked Jamie Carragher’s tweet earlier this morning, in which he mentioned that City would sign the 36-year-old, with Neville scrubbing the world ‘City’ in a screenshot of his on-screen sidekick’s post and three smiling emojis in reply.
Carragher was happy to laugh at himself, pin his outdated Telegraph column to the top of his Twitter page and respond with a line from The Office.
After initially signing ‘#ManCity’ in his tweet to promote the column, the former intrepid Liverpool hastily replied with ‘#ManUnited signs’, with Super Sunday and MNF presenter David Jones firing back: ‘They must have read your column @ Cara’.
Ronaldo’s only hat-trick in England so far was against Newcastle – his likely next opponents
Ronaldo’s deal won’t close in time to play at Wolves on Sunday before the international break begins, but the five-time Ballon d’Or will make his debut against Newcastle on Saturday, September 11 to what will be a hero’s welcome at the spot he took six dazzlingly. years under Sir Alex Ferguson called his home.
Ronaldo scored six goals in 11 games against the Magpies during his first stint in England and scored a hat-trick against them in January 2008 in a 6-0 win – the only time he has managed to score a treble so far at the club . Time for someone else?