The 36-year-old Juventus striker is set to return to his former club 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.
Former United winger Cristiano Ronaldo had spoken to Pep Guardiola about his role at Man City, and it is understood the Portugal captain would have been paid over £250,000 a week at the Etihad. Manchester United have confirmed an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, they backed away from any deal leaving United as the clear frontrunners for his signature - and a quick move appears to be on the cards with the Red Devils confirming the switch is imminent.
Gary Neville claims Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United gives him “hope” that the club can compete at the very top this season. Cristiano Ronaldo will “set the Premier League on fire” says Neville
Juventus manager Max Allegri earlier revealed today that the 36-year-old has “no intention” of staying at the Serie A club with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer going public with his desire for him to return to Old Trafford, where he spent six hugely-successful years.
All the talk of Cristiano Ronaldo and his old No7 shirt at Man United - but what about another No7 he used to wear? The one at Real Madrid?
Rumours in Spain from Diario AS say Juventus want Eden Hazard, who currently wears that jersey at the Santiago Bernabeu. If they can get him in on loan, Real Madrid would complete their signing of Kylian Mbappe by immediately handing him the iconic shirt, worn by Raul before Ronaldo.
It won’t be No7 - not unless Cavani opts to give up his current shirt. So what other numbers are available in the Manchester United squad for Cristiano Ronaldo?
There’s an old number from his early career and a bunch of random open options - will it be something new, something meaningful or a Zamorano style number + number to add up to seven?!
“To get above Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, they have to do something big, this could give them a temporary shot in the arm to get them right up there this year.
“I was a bit fearful that they could improve but finish in a lesser position in the league. But this news gives me more hope that Manchester United can have a great season," said Gary Neville.