Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-boss Jose Mourinho makes a bold statement on his return, calls it ‘perfect business’- Cristiano Ronaldo was in the form of his life under Jose Mourinho in Real Madrid. The Portuguese netted 164 goals in 168 games. With Jose Mourinho in Italy, coaching AS Roma, he and Ronaldo were set to lock horns in mid-October before Ronaldo chose to leave Juventus and join Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible return to Manchester United is ‘perfect business‘ for the Red Devils.
Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-boss Jose Mourinho makes a bold statement on his return, calls it ‘perfect business’
Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo story
Mourinho managed Ronaldo for three years at Real Madrid from 2010-2013. Together, they won La Liga in 2012 with a record points tally. The pair also won a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de España.
Roma boss Mourinho said: ‘The only thing I say – and it looks to me something basic and logic – is that if Juventus are happy, if Cristiano is happy and if Manchester United are happy this is the perfect business. I think there is no need to talk about Cristiano.
‘There is no need to make any comment about someone who plays, wins, scores and makes history for 20 years.‘
Mourinho last faced Ronaldo in 2018 as United, then managed by the ex-Chelsea and Inter Milan boss, came from behind to win 2-1 in the Champions League group stage after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had put Massimiliano Allegri’s men ahead.
Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United
Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United wages revealed, CR7 becomes United’s highest earner- Ronaldo shocked the football fraternity as the Portuguese icon agreed to a Manchester United return on Friday.
The 36-year-old is set to return to the Red Devils and make an incredible comeback after the Premier League side. Man United agreed to pay an initial £13 million fee to Juventus with up to £7m to be paid in add-ons upon completion of the clauses mentioned in the deal.
Before Cristiano Ronaldo made his sensational return to Manchester, the Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea was the highest earner with £375,000/week.
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the club’s highest earner with £480,000/week. Ronaldo wanted £510k-a-week to join Man City but has taken less to link up with his old club United.