- Cristiano Ronaldo is due to rejoin Manchester United after the club reached an agreement with Juventus over his signing
- Wayne Rooney has now exuded confidence the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will have a significant impact on United
- The Englishman had a terrific partnership with Ronaldo at Old Trafford during his playing days
Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight after Man United sealed the return of Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo is set to link up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's camp in the coming days after United agreed a deal to re-sign him from Juventus.
Metro UK reports the Portuguese informed Juve of his desire to quit the club this summer and had set his sights on joining Man City.
However, the Red Devils hijacked the transfer to beat their bitter rivals to the signing of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner after an extraordinary turn of events.
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It is believed legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Rio Ferdinand are among the people who intervened to broker a deal for Ronaldo's return to the club.
The 36-year-old is now expected to finalise his move to the red side of Manchester in the coming days subject to agreement of personal terms and completion of a medical.
His imminent arrival has seen a number of former and current Man United players take to the media to express their excitement at seeing him back to the club.
Rooney is among those who have publicly spoken about the transfer, with the United legend contending his former striking partner will make a huge impression on the club's youngsters like Mason Greenwood. Rooney said.
"For the fans it will be great to see Cristiano back, it’s very exciting for everyone at the club.
"And for his teammates, too, for some of those young lads in the dressing room, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, some of these young lads who have grown up watching him play at Old Trafford - for them it would be a massive help, I’m sure."
Rooney, whose partnership with Ronaldo helped the club win eight trophies further revealed he was confident the veteran forward would not join City.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reporetd that Cristiano Ronaldo accepted a pay cut to join Man United and it has affected his ranking in the top ten most paid footballers.
According to football expert Tancredi Palmeri revealed on his social media handle that Ronaldo's £480,000-per-week has seen him drop from second-highest-paid star to fifth.
The ranking is based on players net salary with no bonus or other income considered as pairs Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi tops the list.