The Red Devils brought the club hero back to Old Trafford and the captain expects his arrival to lift the rest of the team
Harry Maguire says Cristiano Ronaldo is the ‘biggest player’ in football history and expects him to have a ‘big impact’ at Manchester United.
The 36-year-old has returned to Old Trafford in a £ 20m ($ 27m) move from Juventus, signs a two-year contract with a third-party option.
The Red Devils came into action to sign him when it emerged he would be close to the Premier League champions in Manchester City and Maguire is delighted to welcome him back to the squad.
What was said?
The United captain hopes to learn from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and expects his presence to lift the team.
“Yes, of course, it’s incredible,” Maguire said during a press conference ahead of England’s qualifier against Hungary.
‘It’s clear I’m away with England at the moment, so I’m focusing on the game tomorrow, but he needs to write back for the club, and for me he’s the best player to play the game.
‘It’s amazing to have him at the club, and I’m sure he’s going to have a big impact on and off the field, and a lot of players can watch and learn and improve, and then of course our team will too. improves with his record, so it’s amazing to have him in the club, and I’m looking forward to meeting him in a few days. “
When will Ronaldo play for United?
The former Real Madrid and Juventus star could make his first appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team on September 11 when they host Newcastle.
Ronaldo, who has helped the club to three consecutive Premier League titles and Champions League success in his first time at the club, said on Wednesday that he hopes to bring back the English club’s success.
He said: “It’s a new chapter, I’m so happy and excited, and I want to continue to make history, to try to help Manchester achieve excellent results, win trophies and win one of them, to do good things to win. “
But first, the striker will try to make history with Portugal as he continues their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday with a match against the Republic of Ireland.
If Ronaldo achieves, he will become the leading international goal scorer of all time, breaking the record of 109 first set by Iran’s great Ali Daei.