Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the role his former Man United teammates played in helping him decide to return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo appeared to be headed to Manchester City shortly before United revealed they had agreed on terms to re-sign him. Although a conversation with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson put the Reds back on track.
“It made the decision very easy for me,” Ronaldo told United’s club website. “I have played with Ole, Fletch [Darren Fletcher] and Michael Carrick, they know me. They know who I am and how I play.
“So it is great to be part of this era of Manchester United right now with the new players and new generation. People I see, things have changed but the mentality has never changed, it is always to win and I am here to help the club make history again and put Manchester United where they deserve to be.
“When I came here at 18, I learnt so much with you and with all the guys. I am here again to make history and give my best and try to win important things – this is why I am here.”
The Portuguese international is ready to make his second Manchester United debut when they face Newcastle United at Old Trafford on tomorrow.