Neville: Fantastic news. It’s going to give Man Utd an incredible 12 months

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hailed Manchester United’s decision to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as fantastic.

Ronaldo is set for a sensational return to Old Trafford after Man United reached an agreement to re-sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner from Juventus.

Reacting to Ronaldo’s Man Utd return, Neville told Sky Sports: “Fantastic news. A little bit nostalgic, which doesn’t always work in football, but the idea of Ronaldo going to Manchester City was torture for United fans.

“If there is a big player available, United have to be in the market. We know there’s a potential that Haaland could be available next summer, Cavani’s probably got a year, they definitely need a centre-forward option with Cavani.

“I know they’ve got Greenwood but if you look at the business Chelsea have done, that Manchester City were looking to do, Manchester United had to compete, and what they’ve done is bolster the squad with a proven goalscorer, a club legend, and it’s going to give them an incredible 12 months.”

Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games in his first spell at Old Trafford before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.

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