Sir Alex Ferguson has described the return, as he called it, of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United as the return of Julius Caesar to Rome after the triumph.
In one of the biggest transfers in Premier League history over the summer, the 36-year-old striker returned to where he made a name for himself.
Ronaldo rejoined Manchester United from Juventus for 23 million euros, signing a two-year contract with the Red Devils, with the possibility of extension for another year.
The 36-year-old had spent six years at Old Trafford from 2003 to 2009, scoring 118 goals in 292 games.
He scored two goals in his second club debut in United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle in the Premier League and Ferguson was present at Old Trafford to witness his return home.
“It was fantastic. You saw him on Saturday that it was like Caesar entering Rome after the triumph. I came, I saw, I conquered. It was fantastic,” said Ferguson, referring to Ronaldo’s return to United.
Ronaldo revealed that Ferguson had influenced his return to Old Trafford, in an interview after rejoining United.