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MMA great Khabib Nurmagomedov has shared that he knew that Cristiano Ronaldo was to return to Manchester United, having been told as such by the Old Trafford legend a month ago.
According to RT, the UFC legend made the admission to reporters at the New Knowledge Marathon in Moscow, insisting that he ‘expected’ the deal to take Ronaldo back to United to ‘take place’.
Ronaldo has returned to the club where he rose to stardom in a six-year spell, which didn’t always look like the case from the outside due to rivals Man City being frontrunners at one point, per the Telegraph.
Khabib, who called time on a remarkable undefeated MMA career (29-0) at the end of 2020, added that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are ‘more suitable’ for the Portuguese great than Juventus.
With RT reiterating the close bond between Khabib and Ronaldo, highlighted by the fact that they speak ‘almost every day’, it’s not too surprising that the Dagestani icon knew about his friend’s plans early.
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Khabib is perhaps the only person in the world who did not find the return of Ronaldo a ‘surprise’:
“A month ago, he told me that he was moving to Manchester United, I expected this deal to take place. I think that Manchester United is more suitable for him than Juventus.”
“For me, the transition was not a surprise.”