Five-time Ballon d’Or Award winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said Manchester United have always had a special place in his heart.
The 36-year-old also stated that he cannot wait to play at Old Trafford and see the fans of the club again.
He said this as he began his second spell at United after the club completed his signing from Juventus on Tuesday.
“Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday,” he was quoted by United’s website.
“I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again.
“I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”
Describing Ronaldo as a marvellous player, United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed the belief that the young players in his squad will gain from his experience.
He said, “You run out of words to describe Cristiano. He is not only a marvellous player but also a great human being.
“To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level for such a long period requires a very special person.
“Ronaldo’s return demonstrates the unique appeal of this club and I am absolutely delighted he is coming home to where it all started.”