Ronaldo releases statement about Man Utd move and dedicates return to Sir Alex Ferguson

Cristiano Ronaldo has penned an emotional message on Instagram after his return to Manchester United was confirmed – and he’s dedicated the move to former manager and mentor Sir Alex Ferguson.

In a post on their official website on Tuesday morning, United announced the signing of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year.

“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,” Ronaldo told

“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 games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”

“Everyone who knows me, knows about my never-ending love for Manchester United,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I can’t even start to explain my feelings right now, as I see my return to Old Trafford announced worldwide. It’s like a dream come true, after all the times that I went back to play against Man. United, and even as an opponent, to have always felt such love and respect from the supporters in the stands.

This is absolutely 100% the stuff that dreams are made of!

“I’m right here!
I’m back where I belong!
Let’s make it happen once again!

“PS – Sir Alex, this one is for you…”

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