"Bring Him Home": Manchester United Fans Demand Cristiano Ronaldo's Return After His Century Of Goals For Portugal
Manchester United fans called for Cristiano Ronaldo's return after the club paid tribute to the footballer for having reached a century of goals for Portugal.
Manchester United congratulated former club footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo scored his 100th and 101st international goals for Portugal
Fans were quick to call for Ronaldo's return to Manchester United
English side Manchester United on Wednesday congratulated former club footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his 100th and 101st international goals for Portugal. "Congratulations to @Cristiano on a century of international goals for @SelecaoPortugal #MUFC #Nations League," read the tweet by the club's official Twitter handle. Fans were quick to call for Ronaldo's return to Manchester United, where the Portuguese developed as a top player under Sir Alex Ferguson, before being sold to Spanish club Real Madrid for a then club-record fee. The 35-year-old is now under contract with Italian side Juventus, which has not dampened the enthusiasm of the United fans as evident from the reactions.
"BRING HIM HOME," tweeted a fan in response to the club's congratulatory post.
BRING HIM HOME pic.twitter.com/vqIysMKxss— Kardi (@Utdkardi) September 8, 2020
This was followed by a similar message from other fans, who encouraged the club to "make it happen."
Last dance? Would be nice pic.twitter.com/J5NYxAxAaq— Kevin King (@KevinVerdoK) September 8, 2020
Popular Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand also had more praise for Ronaldo, which he expressed in a video posted on the official FIFA World Cup Twitter handle. "Some players don't even get 100 goals in their whole career. This isn't even about your club goals, this is just the national team. It's crazy."
"Some players don't even get 100 goals in their whole career. This isn't even about your club goals, this is just the national team. It's crazy."— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 8, 2020
@rioferdy5 | @Cristiano | @ManUtd | @selecaoportugal pic.twitter.com/22oMFbnNfb
Ronaldo is now the second player to have scored more than 100 international goals. Former Iranian footballer Ali Daei leads the charts having scored 109 goals.
The Portuguese footballer is followed by Ferenc Puskas and Godfrey Chitalu on the third and fourth positions, with the duo scoring 84 and 79 goals respectively.
Portugal are currently on top of their group with six points, with France on the second position. Sweden and Croatia are placed on the third and fourth spots.