Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first Premier League player to achieve this after joining Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo has re-joined Manchester United 12 years after his departure for Real Madrid in a then world record £80m deal.

According to The Telegraph, Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United will make him the highest paid player in Premier League history.

Ronaldo’s two-year contract with Manchester United includes an option of another year and will see him earn £560,000 a week.

Raphael Varane’s £400,000 a week deal with United had briefly made him the highest earning player in the Premier League this summer but that will now be eclipsed by his new team-mate, with whom he also played at Real.