Fans on both sides of the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo divide could well be entertained to fascinating, renewed duels between the two football legends and longtime arch rivals as it has been touted that Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Manchester United when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.
The hot news on the grapevine is that Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly tempted by an imminent return to his previous club Manchester United because of the hot rumors and likelihood of Lionel Messi will moving to reunite with his mentor and former coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City
The Portugal international is quite likely to leave Juventus behind, not out of choice. as they look to balance the books in the wake of the coronavirus crisis that has wreaked total hovoc on club finances throughout Europe and worldwide as well. And Old Trafford could very well be his next destination.
Manchester United saw a young up-and-coming Ronaldo shine during his six years at the club, having signed as David Beckham’s replacement in 2003, with the Portugal international propelling them to three Premier League titles as well as back-to-back Champions League finals during his time at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo’s link with United has always been there since his departure for Real Madrid back in 2009. But this time the linkup could really happen come the new year in 2021, with the Red Devils reportedly tempting the 35-year-old into a potential return.
Argentinean publication El Grafico claims Ronaldo is open to moving back to United because he feels Messi may move to Manchester City from Barcelona next summer.
It’s said he feels his long-term rival will sign a two, potentially three-year deal at the Etihad Stadium when he becomes a free agent at the end of the campaign.
And should that happen, Ronaldo might just move back to the Premier League to try and renew the most exciting football rivalry the world has ever seen and try to outscore Messi.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to re-signing Ronaldo, previously describing the Portugal international as ‘the best player in the world’.
And the Red Devils may be tempted to give the 35-year-old a final swansong, with the relationship between both parties not having broken down despite his exit 11 years ago.