What shirt number will Ronaldo wear at Manchester United?
Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Juventus forward has signed a two-year deal with the option to extend for a further year and could be available for the Red Devils’ next Premier League fixture against Newcastle United.
Ronaldo spoke to the club following his return and said: “Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday.
“I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again.
“I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international game, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”
Ronaldo kick-started his career when he signed for Manchester United back in 2003, spending six years with the Premier League side before making the switch to La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Fans have had a very tense weekend as they awaited the return of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and will be flocking to Old Trafford to get a glimpse of the star when he makes his second debut.
How much have Manchester United paid for Cristiano Ronaldo?
Despite still being one of the best footballers in the world, Manchester United’s signing of Cristiano Ronaldo could prove to be a real coup.
The Red Devils will pay a €15 million transfer fee as part of a deal that could rise to €23 million.
The Manchester club will pay the initial fee over the course of five years with the additional €8 million payable upon activating a number of performance related add-ons.
What will Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary be?
Early reports suggested Cristiano Ronaldo would earn a staggering £480,000 per week on his return to Manchester United.
However, it has now emerged that the 36-year-old will be on a lucrative £385,000 a week deal - taking a £6 million pay cut after earning a huge £500,000 a week during his time with Juventus.
Despite the pay cut, Ronaldo will still be Manchester United’s highest earner ahead of David De Gea - who is on £375,000 a week.
What shirt number will Cristiano Ronaldo wear?
Cristiano Ronaldo is well known for his iconic No.7 shirt and is likely to reclaim the number on his Manchester United homecoming.
At present, striker Edison Cavani wears the number 7 jersey, however it is likely it will be handed over to the Portuguese international.
With Dan James set to sign for Leeds United today, it has been suggested that the Welshmen’s No.21 could be handed to Cavani - who wears the number 21 for Uruguay - while Ronaldo takes back his famous number 7 shirt.
While nothing is confirmed yet, it is unlikely that Manchester United and Ronaldo will allow the end of the notorious CR7.