Manchester United have revealed the first images of Cristiano Ronaldo back in the famous red shirt after he returned to the club where he made his name from Juventus.
The Portuguese superstar’s comeback was announced on Tuesday morning, with the 36-year-old signing a two-year deal with the option for a third.
Due to the international break, United’s official social media announcement of the stunning signing was mocked up using old photos from Ronaldo’s first spell at Old Trafford and a photoshopped image of him in the Red Devils’ home shirt for the 2021/22 season.
However, the club has now given the fans what they want with a gallery of images of the returning club legend decked out in the retro-inspired adidas kit – and they will get tongues wagging.
You can view the gallery for yourself, here.
The forward released a statement on Tuesday expressing his excitement about rejoining United from Serie A giants Juve, writing: “Everyone who knows me, knows about my never ending love for Manchester United. The years I spent in this club where 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.
“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…”
Ronaldo is expected to make his much anticipated second Man Utd debut upon his return from international duty with Portugal. All being well, Ronaldo should play at home to Newcastle on Saturday 11 September.