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red revival Ronaldo deal puts United at centre of the football world again

A move that was 12 years in the making came together in a whirlwind few hours with Ronaldo completing a shock reunion

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Manchester United have agreed a deal with Juventus for the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Juventus for the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Juventus for the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo

It was a transfer 12 years in the making that was done in a matter of hours. That’s how quick it was. That’s how sensational it is. That’s how much of a turnaround it was.

By early yesterday morning, Manchester United felt they had to act. It was not just about Manchester City potentially taking one of their legends, and accruing all the benefits of one of the best players of all time – before you even get to the football – although that was obviously part of it.

It was mostly the Old Trafford hierarchy weighing up the benefits for the club, and elements that had long been considered over those 12 years.


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