Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2003 for a fee of £12.2millon. Fergie instantly took Ronaldo under his wing setting him on the right path to succeed. And succeed he did.

Cristiano Ronaldo's special bond with father-figure Sir Alex Ferguson from Man  Utd to five-time Ballon d'Or winner
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Ronaldo’s debut against Bolton Wanderers had the Old Trafford crowd purring with excitement. Every time he got the ball you could hear the seats kick back as the fans stood to see what the Portuguese trickster was going to de next. He played less than half an hour but it was clear to see United had a real talent on their hands.

The CR7 Timeline. on Twitter: "Cristiano Ronaldo vs Bolton Wanderers on his  debut: - 30 minutes played - 15 successful passes - 3 key passes - 6  dribbles completed - 1 penalty won… https://t.co/QMuLoG8qP6"
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The Birth of a Superstar: A Look at Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United  Career | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
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He made his debut as a scrawny 18 year old but in his time at United became the best player in the world. Ronaldo won the lot at United and scored 84 goals along the way. The 2007-08 season saw Ronaldo score 31 goals in the Premier League and a further 8 in Europe. Overall he’d scored 42 goals in 49 games that season, a staggering return.

TeamCRonaldo. on Twitter: "Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United: PFA  Premier League Team of the Year: 2005–06,[607] 2006–07,[68] 2007–08,[83]  2008–09. Premier League Golden Boot: 2007–08. Premier League Player of the  Month: November 2006,
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Honours: Manchester United

When Ronaldo left in 2009 to join Real Madrid he left a gaping hole in United’s team and many argue it’s still there now. Every summer since he’s been gone the Portuguese star has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford. Although Ronaldo is now 36 he’s still at the top of his game and is showing no signs of slowing down. The numbers he’s put up for his current team Juventus over the last 3 years have been nothing short of remarkable.

Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in  2019-20 | Goal.com
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Will Ronaldo have one last dance with the club he joined as a boy or has the Old Trafford ship sailed once and for all? If he was to return he’d be welcomed back with open arms by the United faithful.

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