Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday told his club’s website that he did not return to Manchester United for a vacation but to propel the club back to winning ways with trophies.
Although United have won trophies since Ronaldo left for Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2009, they haven’t won an English Premier League title since the 2012-13 season.
“This is why I am here,” he said. “I am not here for a vacation. Before it was good, winning important things and I wore the shirt before, many years ago, but I am here to win again. I am capable,” Ronaldo told the club’s official website. “I am ready to go.”
The re-signing of Ronaldo for £12.8m from Juventus was one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer as United’s rivals Manchester City had looked to be one of the favorites to land the forward.
The Portuguese star, who will wear the number seven shirt once again, won three Premier League titles, one Champions League, two League Cups and one FA Cup – as well as the Fifa Club World Cup and Community Shield – under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson before he left.
Manchester united will host Newcastle on Saturday, a day that the five time Ballon d’or winner will be unveiled a second time for the 20 time English Premier League champions.
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga