Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United return ‘a dream’

As Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to return to Manchester United, goalkeeper David de Gea has stated that having him back at the club will be a dream come true.

On Friday, United and Juventus reached an agreement to bring Ronaldo back to Juventus, where he played six seasons from 2003 to 2009, earning eight major championships and the Ballon d’Or as the world’s finest men’s player in 2008.

He then told Sky Sports: “It’s like a dream to have him back, it will be great — it’s already great, you can feel it in the atmosphere. Hopefully he can bring something special to make the team even better.”

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also relishing the return of the 36-year-old Portugal international.

“Of course we need to get the paperwork done and we can get it sorted and we can announce it very soon,” Solskjaer said. “And then he is away with Portugal.

“Ronaldo was not signed to sit on the bench.

“We will get him back to Manchester with [Portugal teammate Fernandes and hopefully he will be involved as soon as possible.”

De Gea was named man of the match after making several fine saves to keep United in the game on Sunday as dominated for long spells, before

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