The pandemonium surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is in full swing, with the Portuguese forward already believed to have broken a record.
Ronaldo returned to the Red Devils on Deadline Day after 12 years away. As you’d expect, it’s a transfer that has injected excitement and optimism into a fanbase which has struggled to see the bright side in recent years.
‘CR7’ will strengthen Man United’s pursuit of the Premier League title, of course, but his presence at Old Trafford is also a HUGE commercial opportunity for the football club as a whole.
That has been proven by the information provided in a report by The Sun:
“In just four hours following the announcement that Ronaldo would wear the iconic shirt, United’s online store surpassed the highest day of sales ever on a single sports merchandise site outside of North America.”MORE: Solskjaer calls top-class Man United transfer target to convince him to make future move
Man United have an enormous fanbase and Ronaldo is arguably the most high-profile figure in the sport. It ought to be no surprise that his return has seen records broken.
Ronaldo will be hoping that his performances on the field of play justify the circus currently in full swing off of it. That’s the thing with Ronaldo, though, you can always rely on him to deliver.