Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is a “perfect deal” according to the club’s former manager Jose Mourinho.
The 36-year-old is about to officially complete his move to Old Trafford after United confirmed on Friday that they had reached an agreement on the new signing of the Portuguese captain from Juventus.
Mourinho, who worked with his compatriot during the couple’s time at Real Madrid, agrees on the transfer, which will cost United around € 15m (£ 12.87m) plus another € 8m (£ 6.86m) in surcharges will.
The Roma coach said: “The only thing I am saying – and it seems fundamental and logical to me – is that if Juventus is happy, if Cristiano is happy and if Manchester United is happy, this is the perfect deal.
“I think there is no need to talk about Cristiano.
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“There’s no need to comment on someone who plays, wins, scores and makes history for 20 years.”
Ronaldo is undergoing a medical exam in Lisbon over the weekend and is expected to sign a two-year deal with United after city rivals Manchester City pulled out of the race to sign him.
The striker left United for Real Madrid 12 years ago after winning three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two league cups and the Champions League under Sir Alex Ferguson, and scored 118 goals in 292 games for United between 2003 and 2009.
At the Bernabeu, Ronaldo won four European Cups, two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies and two Spanish Super Cup crowns, as well as three FIFA Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups in his nine years at the Bernabeu.
He signed with Juventus in 2018 for a fee of £ 105million, helping the Bianconeri to five major national awards, including two Serie A titles, and ending the 2020/21 season as the league’s top scorer with 29 goals in 33 games.
Juve were keen to sack Ronaldo during the transfer window in order to generate revenue from his £ 500,000-a-week contract, which was due to expire in 2022.
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