Man Utd ‘planning Ronaldo medical in Lisbon’ as Glazers sanction two-year deal

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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to undergo a medical in Lisbon ahead of a stunning transfer back to Manchester United.

A two-year contract has been sanctioned by the Glazers for the Portuguese superstar to return to Old Trafford.

Ronaldo will have tests in Portugal, according to the Manchester Evening News, having boarded a flight from Turin earlier today on a private jet.

Manchester City were frontrunners to lure the 26-year-old back to the Premier League.

But they have since pulled out of a move, after further talks with agent Jorge Mendes.

United, instead, are now Ronaldo's desired option to quit Juventus before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

The Red Devils are in the process of finalising a contract until 2023 for their former hero.

And a deal is close to being sorted with Juventus.

Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to have spoken with Ronaldo on Friday morning in a bid to sway him away from joining neighbours City.

And it appears to have helped, along with talks with Portugal team-mate Bruno Fernandes.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke of Ronaldo in his press conference on Friday ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Wolves.

The United manager said: "I didn't think Cristiano was gonna turn out leaving Juventus. And it's been speculation this morning and the last few days.

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"We've always had good communication. I know Bruno [Fernandes]'s been talking to him as well and he knows what we feel about him. And if he was ever gonna move away from Juventus he knows we're here.

"We focus on the ones we have there, I don't want to speculate too much on Cristiano, what's happening there with the press.

"I've said many times with speculation, when you're Man United, when you're Ronaldo, when you're Messi, when you're Pogba, when you're Bruno, you have to read a lot about yourselves. So let's see what happens with Cristiano, he's such a legend of this club.

"Cristiano has been a legend of this club, he is a legend of this club, he's the greatest player of all time, if you ask me. I was fortunate enough to play with him, I coached him (in 2008) when I got my job. He almost retired me in that Wolverhampton game (in 2003) when I got injured because he kept switching sides!

"Such a tremendous human being, as well. Let's see what happens with Cristiano. Everyone who's played with him has a soft spot for him."

Ronaldo's first game back at United could well be after the international break.

The Red Devils welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday, September 11 (3pm).

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