PREMIER - Ronaldo's return: reactions from current and  ex-players

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As Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United on Friday, fans, players, and journalists all expressed their surprise, disappointment, and delight. The agreement was reached just a day after Manchester City emerged as the frontrunner to recruit the 36-year-old, who would have angered United’s whole fan base if he had accepted a move to their rivals.

United’s Twitter confirmation tweet garnered 1 million likes in less than an hour, and the club’s stock soared immediately after the announcement. Here are some of the finest reactions to Friday’s amazing reversal on Twitter:

Cristiano Ronaldo’s previous Manchester United career by numbers:
292 games
118 goals
54 assists
2x PL Player of the Season
2x PFA Player of the Season
1x European Golden Shoe
1x PL Golden Boot 1x Puskás Award
1x Ballon d’Or