The Portugal captain concludes a permanent move to Old Trafford when he leaves Turin on Friday afternoon
Nigerian legend Henry Nwosu describes Cristiano Ronaldo’s imminent return to Manchester United as an ‘unfortunate’ move for him and Juventus.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner left Old Trafford 12 years ago and the Red Devils have confirmed they have signed a £ 13m deal with Juventus to bring the striker back to England.
After leaving Manchester United in 2009, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid, where he won four Uefa Champions League titles, including at home, before moving to Juventus in 2018, where he won two Serie A trophies. won in three years.
He started on the bench in Sunday’s first series in Serie A, before falling to Juventus’ 2-2 draw with Udinese in the 59th minute.
Nwosu, who played for Nigeria in the 1980s and later coached the Golden Eaglets in 2008, reveals his love for the 36-year-old forward, but he suggests the move did not take place at the right time.
“It’s so sorry for Ronaldo, it’s sorry for Juventus,” said Nwosu Purpose.
‘I do not think returning to Manchester United is the right thing at the moment because it is not going really well. I did not expect the move; he should have stayed at Juventus and seen if they could do something.
“Ronaldo is someone I love as a player and a person, but I’m not happy with the decision he made. Yet he has his personal reasons for returning to England, let’s see how it goes.
‘He’s going back to Manchester United, so he’ll have to work harder than at Juventus, because even the fans will see him as the Messiah who will help them.
‘It’s not a good move for him because he can not do it alone at Manchester United, he does not have much support, but I wish him well.
After the two clubs reached an agreement on Friday, Purpose understands that Manchester United are now settling personal terms with the Portuguese star who won three Premier League titles before his departure.
Ronaldo first moved to Old Trafford from Sporting CP in 2003, and during his first time at the club he scored 84 goals and provided 34 assists in 196 Premier League games.