It has been over a decade since Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in a then world record transfer. But the rumours linking him with a return to Old Trafford have never quite gone away.
Now at Juventus, there is a possibility that the Portuguese legend could be on the move soon. When he arrived in Italy, he was expected to be the man to guide them to the Champions League title. That has not been the case though.
Juventus have had three disappointing campaigns in Europe during Ronaldo’s time at the club and they failed to retain the Serie A title last season. And with just a year left on his current deal, the Portuguese superstar is being linked with a move away this summer.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are two of the clubs who have been heavily linked with Ronaldo over the past few months. But it looks like he is completely focused on the Euros right now. As reported by GOAL, when asked if the speculation would affect him at the tournament, the Portuguese captain said:
"“I have been playing at the highest level for many years this doesn’t faze me, maybe if I was 18 or 19 I might have had some sleepless nights, but I’m 36. Whatever comes will be for the best, regardless of staying at Juve or being transferred.“The crucial thing now is the Euros, it is my fifth Euros, but for me it’s like my first Euros. We want to play a good match with good thoughts from the first to the last match.”"
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Would Ronaldo be a good signing for Manchester United at this point of time?
Ronaldo is 36 years of age at this point of time. And while he still continues to produce impressive numbers, he is in the twilight of his career. Thus, the Red Devils have to be very careful when it comes to making a move for Ronaldo.
Will he fit into this team? Can he make the adjustment to the Premier League at this stage of his career? These are very important questions.
Of course, a return to Old Trafford would always have incredible appeal. To be honest, it would be very difficult to turn down the chance to bring back Ronaldo if the opportunity was indeed there.
Even last season, he was the top scorer in the Serie A and there is no doubt that he can still get goals on a consistent basis. And with Manchester United’s lack of depth up top, a move for Ronaldo might not be a bad idea at all.