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 ManUtd.com.
“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.”
Moments later, Ronaldo himself posted a message on his Instagram page, where he told fans this moment was “the stuff that dreams are made of” as he makes his sensational return to the Premier League.
“Everyone who knows me, knows about my never-ending love for Manchester United,” he wrote on Instagram.
“The years I spent in this club were absolutely amazing and the path we’ve made together is written in gold letters in the history of this great and amazing institution.
“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!
“My first domestic League, my first Cup, my first call to the Portuguese National team, my first Champions League, my first Golden Boot and my first Ballon d’Or, they were all born from this special connection between me and the Red Devils. History has been written in the past and history will be written once again! You have my word!
“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…”