‘I’m gonna play for our club’: Patrice Evra reveals Cristiano Ronaldo told him was returning to Manchester United hours before stunning £19.4m signing from Juventus was confirmed
- Cristiano Ronaldo told Patrice Evra he was about to seal his return to Man United
- Evra posted a screenshot of a WhatsApp conversation he had with Ronaldo
- The former defender called Ronaldo’s return the ‘Biggest Transfer in Football’
- Evra and Ronaldo won three consecutive Premier League titles at United
News of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shock return to Manchester United broke fast, barely hours after news filtered out that he had ended talks with Manchester United.
But one man knew all along that the five-times Ballon d’Or winner was heading to the red side of Manchester – Ronaldo’s old United team-mate Patrice Evra.
The former defender posted a screenshot of a Whatsapp chat with Ronaldo earlier on Friday, in which Ronaldo informed him ‘I’m gonna play in our club’.
Cristiano Ronaldo informed Patrice Evra that he was about to seal a shock return to Man United
Evra posted a screenshot of the conversation he had with Ronaldo earlier on Friday
Evra and Ronaldo played together at United for four glorious seasons, from when the Frenchman joined the club in January 2006 until Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in 2009.
The pair won three consecutive Premier League titles together as well as the 2008 Champions League, also reaching the 2009 final which United lost to Barcelona.
The pair won three Premier League titles together at United and the Champions League
United confirmed Ronaldo was returning to the club on Friday afternoon but Evra already knew
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United’s bitter rivals City after the Portugal star decided to leave Juventus, but it emerged on Friday afternoon that Pep Guardiola’s side were set to pull out of the race to sign him.
United then informed supporters via social media and their official website that a deal had been agreed and Ronaldo would be returning to the club ahead of transfer deadline day.
But Evra knew all along and could hardly contain his excitement once the move was confirmed.
The defender called Ronaldo’s return to United the ‘biggest transfer in football’.