Premier League club Manchester United announced on August 27 that legendary Portuguese striker Christiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United on their website and social media. The team’s Instagram post about the announcement has now become the most liked Instagram post for a sports team, with over 12.7 million likes at the time of writing. Amid all the speculation, Manchester United confirmed in the announcement that the club have managed to secure a deal with Italian side Juventus for the transfer of Christiano Ronaldo.
Most Liked Sports Team Post on Instagram
This Manchester United feat on Instagram shows the digital presence of a player like Christiano Ronaldo. Before he could play for United again, he certainly captured the internet with the message of such commitment. The post is also filled with love in the form of comments from many renowned football personalities like David Beckham, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford to name a few, and all football fans around the world.
Before news of Ronaldo’s membership was announced by Manchester United, it was heavily speculated that Ronaldo would move to Manchester City this summer, which shocked United fans. Fans went crazy on social media as the hype increased. Manchester City, however, have pulled out of the race, allowing Manchester United to bring the legendary soccer player home. In the end, Manchester United fans as well as all Christiano fans rejoiced in the nostalgia of the dream of seeing Ronaldo in the red jersey again.
Talks between Juventus and Manchester United have resumed over Ronaldo’s transfer after Manchester City withdrew from the race to buy the 36-year-old. During his first stint with United, Ronaldo joined the club in 2003, at just 18 years old. He went on to win the FA Cup in his debut season, three consecutive Premier League titles, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with the team.
Ronaldo won his first Ballon d’Or at the age of 23 in 2008. After scoring 118 goals in 292 games for United, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid on a £ 80million contract in 2009. It was the most expensive association football transfer this time around, which speaks to the footballer. Ronaldo then joined Italian club Juventus in 2018 and has since scored 81 goals in 98 appearances.