‘Who says Manchester has no sun?!’: Cristiano Ronaldo jokes about England’s warm weather as he soaks up some rays with his family while completing five-day Covid isolation period at his new mansion
- Manchester United fans have flocked to buy Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt
- The 36-year-old has made a sensational return to Old Trafford this summer
- According to reports, he has made clear his ambition to win the Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo has already smashed shirt sale records following his return to Manchester United.
Ronaldo, 36, sealed his sensational switch to the Red Devils this summer in a £19.8million move from Juventus, 12 years on from his departure for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Portuguese was released from international duty early this week and touched down in Manchester on Thursday, where he was pictured talking to former team-mate Darren Fletcher upon his arrival.
Ronaldo has vowed that ‘history will be written once more’, having won the Premier League, Champions League and Ballon d’Or during his first stint at the club.
United fans are delighted with his return and it shows, Ronaldo having already broken the record for most shirt sales just days after it was announced he would be taking back his iconic No 7.
And in a matter of just four hours, United had the highest day of online sales ever on a single sports merchandise site outside of North America.
And even more impressive was the first hour alone of sales best ever full day of global sales for United Direct, the official club merchandise site.
And The Sun reports that he has already laid down a marker to his new team-mates, telling compatriot Bruno Fernandes to inform the dressing room that he expects to win the Premier League this season.
‘The players and coaching staff now believe they have the best squad in the league and can win the Premier League this season,’ a United source told the outlet.
‘Ronaldo has also spoken to Bruno Fernandes and told him to tell the other players that they need to win it this year.
‘They need to work hard and start to believe in themselves. The players have not stopped talking about Ronaldo since he signed and they can’t wait to train and play alongside him.’
Ronaldo is now undergoing a five-day quarantine, with new signings not eligible for elite sport exemption under coronavirus rules.