The paths of Norel Oleh Gunnar Solskjaer and the Portuguese Cristian Ronald crossed again after more than a decade. Now, however, they will no longer be teammates, but the 48-year-old native of Kristiansund will be the coach of a Portuguese footballer twelve years younger.
CR7 moved quite unexpectedly to Manchester United, England, where he played from 2003 to 2009.
“Undoubtedly he is the best player in football history,” said the address of his new trustee Solskjaer, from 1996 to 2007 player icon “Red Devils”. After finishing his football career in 2007 in United colors, Norway moved to the coaching track and has been leading the A-team since December 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo has played 292 duels for Manchester United in the past and scored 118 goals. He helped the English three times to win the title in the Premier League and once in the Champions League. He spent the other four seasons in Juventus, Turin, Italy, before working at Real Madrid.
When it was clear that he was leaving Juve, his move to Manchester City looked most serious. In the end, however, he landed at the city rival. “I loved Turin until the very end,” stated CR7 after the transfer was sealed and noted that in Italy he had given his heart and soul to Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo completes the first duel for United after his return only after a break reserved for the needs of national teams. In the European part of the qualification for promotion to the World Cup 2022, he should play for the selection of Portugal against Ireland and Azerbaijan. Portugal will also have a duel against Qatar, so the elite Portuguese footballer will have three chances to become the leader of the best scorers in history in the national team.
The 36-year-old native of Funchal in Madeira has played 179 duels in his most valuable jersey so far and scored 109 goals in them, just like in the past Ali Daei from Iran.
The transfer from Juventus Turin to Manchester United in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo is not so expensive, the English will pay 15 million euros and another eight of them can cost bonuses. After a successful medical examination, the Portuguese phenomenon will sign a two-year contract.