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Fan goes viral after what he did live on Sky Sports at Old Trafford

One particular fan goes viral on social media after what he did live on Sky Sports at Manchester United’s Old Trafford on Friday.

Well, what a crazy 24 hours it’s been, the football world woke up to hearing that Cristiano Ronaldo was packing his bags and saying his goodbyes to those at Juventus.

Following brief speculation, it seemed as though CR7 was on his way to join Manchester City, however out of nowhere, the club pulled out of the deal and in the same announcement, the media stated that bitter rivals Manchester United had been in advanced talks of bringing him back.

In his initial six-year spell at the Red Devils between 2003 and 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote himself into club and Premier League legend.

Earning himself three league titles – as well as the 2008 Champions League – in his first stint with Man Utd, the Portuguese superstar was part of one of the most successful sides in the club’s history.

Now he is set rejoin the club some 12 years after departing for Real Madrid has been warmly greeted by everyone associated with ex-teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side.

One fan, however, was so excited at the thought of Ronaldo coming back to Man Utd that he decided to pay a very public tribute to their returning hero.

In what is one of the most talked about transfer windows in recent years, Sky Sports News was on location outside the ground to bring viewers the very latest on the deal.

During a live broadcast, the supporter in question did everything possible to get himself spotted, enthusiastically celebrating the impending arrival of Ronaldo.

A clip of the fan, which was posted by viewers, goes viral after what he did live on Sky Sports at Old Trafford.

He hoyfully bounced around behind the reporter, in full view of the cameras, and kept striking Ronaldo’s iconic “Sii” celebration, as you can see below…

Twitter users reacted as the fan goes viral after what he did live on Sky Sports at Old Trafford…

@stanb0207: Wayne Rooney welcomes return of CR7

@JonJolley: Football twitter is like a see-saw the best and the worst in equal measure!

@LiamJeter: Me in my room all day

@Lamby7391: Me in creamfields Sunday

@98Jxmes: Do you want another pie mate? SIUUUUUU

@Alphous_: Someone come collect their dad

@kristhom90: Probably wonders why he can’t see the kids.

@Richwhitty63: Erm Rooney erm warming up for the erm East Midlands Derby erm match #nffc #Coyr

@sill7: For me this is what football is all about

@KOxley10: Someone’s fatha that yinna

@GeorgeHogg93: This idiot. Who ate all the bastard pies 😂

@Kattt11: Christ almighty 🤦🏼‍♀️ Give me strength

@collylufc_chris: State of that fat cunt

@nicolewoood: well this made my morning

@alfieclark94: A grown man doing this 😂🙈

@Woodsy_1411: Definitely still lives at home with his mum with Man Utd bed sheets and curtains in his room.

@Davey_Ennis_1: “Mam, can dad bring me down to the park to kick the ball around?” – “Sorry darling, he’s driven down to the stadium to jump about”.

How else did the football world react to Ronaldo’s incoming at Man Utd?

Bruno Fernandes tweeted: ‘Agent Bruno’? Welcome back home @Cristiano’, followed by the goat emoji.

Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid team-mate Raphael Varane posted two images of the pair in action together for Los Blancos, while fellow new signing Jadon Sancho said: ‘SCARY HOURS!’

Marcus Rashford, who was five when Ronaldo first joined the club, had similar sentiments, posting: ‘Wow wow wow, he’s home @Cristiano’ and replied to a @UtdDistrict asking if he was excited about playing with his rival, saying that excitement was an ‘understatement’, while Jesse Lingard simply wrote: ‘VIVA RONALDOOO!!!!’

Speaking on Friday before news of Ronaldo’s return was confirmed, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I didn’t think Cristiano was going to leave Juventus. It has been speculation this morning and the last few days of course.

“We have always had good communication. I know Bruno [Fernandes] has been talking to him as well. He knows what we feel about him and if he was ever going to move away from Juventus he knows we are here.”

Solskjaer described his former team-mate as a “legend” of the club and the “greatest player of all time”.

“I was fortunate enough to play with him, I coached him when I got my job (as manager of United’s reserve team),” the Norwegian added.

“Such a tremendous human being so let’s see what happens with Cristiano. Everyone who has played with him I think has a soft spot for him.”

Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire all welcomed Ronaldo on Twitter

David De Gea posted a shocked face emoji, while captain Harry Maguire replied to United’s tweet officially confirming that the transfer had been agreed in principle, saying: ‘Welcome home @Cristiano’.

De Gea’s predecessor and current Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar posted: ‘How are you feeling @ManUtd fans? Always dreamt but never expected it would happen.

‘Welcome back in Manchester @Cristiano’, while Roy Keane congratulated the player he toughened up upon his arrival in England in 2003, taking to Instagram to say: ‘Welcome back Cristiano.’

 

Rio Ferdinand believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is largely down to a helping hand from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, ex-United defender Ferdinand said: “Cristiano (Ronaldo) and Sir Alex Ferguson have got a bond.

“Very few players get to have that in their career with a manager. Sir Alex played a massive part.

“There was no way Cristiano was coming to Man Utd without speaking to Sir Alex. Simple as that.”

Match of the Day presenter and ex-England international Gary Lineker could not contain his joy, tweeting to his 8.1million followers: ‘Breaking news: @Cristiano is going back to @ManUtd. Wow! Just Wow. What a signing. What a transfer window for United. What a home coming. Love it.’

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville mocked Jamie Carragher‘s tweet earlier on Friday mentioning that City were set to sign the 36-year-old.

Neville scrubbing out the world ‘City’ in a screenshot of his on-screen sidekick’s post and posting three laughing emojis in his reply.

Neville pointed fun at Jamie Carragher's column discussing Ronaldo at Manchester City

“It’s fantastic news,” Neville told Sky Sports News. “It’s a little bit nostalgic, which doesn’t always work in football, but the idea of Ronaldo going to Manchester City was torture for United fans.

“If there is a big player available, United have to be in the market. We know there’s a potential that Erling Haaland could be available next summer, Edinson Cavani’s probably got a year, they definitely need a forward option with Cavani.

“I know they’ve got Mason Greenwood but if you look at the business Chelsea have done, that Manchester City were looking to do, Manchester United had to compete, and what they’ve done is bolster the squad with a proven goalscorer, a club legend, and it’s going to give them an incredible 12 months.

“Ronaldo will be coming to win trophies, personal accolades, set the Premier League on fire. It is a different Ronaldo, everyone expected that.

“But he is a No 9, someone who still has that burst over short distances, he makes great runs inside the box, has anticipation of where the ball’s going to drop, and he gives United something they need.

“I said the other day United should be in for Harry Kane if he was available, or Haaland. These types of players. To get above Manchester City and Chelsea they’re going to have to do something big, and this could give them a temporary shot in the arm to get them right up there this year.

“I was a little bit fearful watching Chelsea last weekend, knowing City are going to be strong, Liverpool have Virgil van Dijk back, that United could improve but finish in a lower position. But this news gives me more hope that they can have a great season.

“This is one of the most special players that has ever lived, forget Manchester United, it’s one of the greats of all time.”

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