Rashford and Varane among those to react to news of Ronaldo's arrival

‘Wow wow wow, he’s home’: Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire among the Manchester United players to react to Cristiano Ronaldo’s return… as Gary Neville can’t resist another dig at Jamie Carragher!

  • Cristiano Ronaldo looked set to join Manchester City on a dramatic day of news
  • But after it emerged that City were not interested, Manchester United got him 
  • Bruno Fernandes joked that he had acted as ‘agent’ in his compatriot’s move
  • Marcus Rashford tweeted that saying he was excited was an ‘understatement’ 
  • Raphael Varane, Edwin van der Sar and Jadon Sancho also reacted to the move
  • Gary Neville mocked Jamie Carragher’s article about Ronaldo moving to City

It seemed earlier today that Cristiano Ronaldo looked set to join the likes of Denis Law, Peter Schmeichel and Carlos Tevez in playing for both Manchester United and Manchester City during an illustrious.

A shock switch to the Etihad would certainly have left a very bitter taste in the mouth for Red Devils despite his departure from Old Trafford in 2009.

However, in a transfer window that has also seen fellow phenomenon swap countries, Ronaldo has decided to return to the club that helped catalput him into the footballing world’s consciousness. 

Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a sensational return to Manchester United after leaving in 2009

It looked like the forward was set to join Carlos Tevez in representing both Manchester sides

However, the Red Devils have swooped in to re-sign the man who he first joined as a teenager

Marcus Rashford was five when Ronaldo joined United – but could now play alongside his idol

Fellow Portugal international Bruno Fernandes will hoping to recreate these scenes soon

His soon-to-be team-mates were understandably excited, with creator-in-chief Bruno Fernandes tweeting: ‘Agent Bruno’? Welcome back home @Cristiano’, followed by the goat emoji.

Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid team-mate Raphael Varane, who only arrived at the club earlier this month from the Bernabeu, posted two images of the pair in action together for Los Blancos, while fellow new signing Jadon Sancho said: ‘SCARY HOURS!’

Marcus Rashford, who was five when Ronaldo first joined the club, had similar sentiments, posting: ‘Wow wow wow, he’s home @Cristiano’ and replied to a @UtdDistrict asking if he was excited about playing with his rival, saying that excitement was an ‘understatement’, while Jesse Lingard simply wrote: ‘VIVA RONALDOOO!!!!’

David De Gea posted a shocked emoji, while captain Harry Maguire replied to United’s tweet officially confirming that the transfer had been agreed in principle, saying: ‘Welcome home @Cristiano’. 

De Gea’s predecessor and current Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar posted: ‘How are you feeling @ManUtd fans? Always dreamt but never expected it would happen. Welcome back in Manchester @Cristiano’. 

Match of the Day presenter and England football legend Gary Lineker could not contain his joy, tweeting to his 8.1million followers: ‘Breaking news: @Cristiano is going back to @ManUtd. Wow! Just Wow. What a signing. What a transfer window for United. What a home coming. Love it.’

Raphael Varane and Ronaldo won four Champions League titles together at Real Madrid

David De Gea will be glad that Ronaldo is on his team now after a tough experience in 2018

Gary Neville mocked Jamie Carragher after he assumed Ronaldo to City had been sewn up

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville mocked Jamie Carragher’s tweet earlier this morning mentioning that City were set to sign the 36-year-old, with Neville scrubbing out the world ‘City’ in a screenshot of his on-screen sidekick’s post and posting three laughing emojis in response. 

Carragher was happy to laugh at himself, pinning his out-of-date Telegraph column to the top of his Twitter page and responding with a line from The Office. 

Having initially written ‘#ManCity are signing’ in his tweet to promote the column, the former Liverpool stalwart hastily replied with ‘#ManUnited are signing’, with Super Sunday and MNF presenter David Jones firing back: ‘They must have read your column @Carra’. 

Ronaldo’s deal won’t be completed in time for him to feature at Wolves on Sunday before the international break kicks off, but the five-time Ballon d’Or is set to make his debut against Newcastle on Saturday, 11 September to what will be a hero’s welcome at the place he called home for six dazzling years under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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