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Manchester United stars were left fuming when it seemed as if Cristiano Ronaldo was joining bitter rivals Manchester City, according to reports.
The Red Devils have confirmed they have resigned the Portuguese captain, 36, from Juventus.
Manchester City were leading the race after missing out on signing Harry Kane, 28, from Tottenham Hotspur.
But they have hijacked the deal and Ronaldo will return to the club he burst onto the scene with as a teenager.
And according to reports, stars in the Old Trafford dressing room were apparently left furious that the club didn't seem to be making a move.
According to Daily Mail reporter Chris Wheeler, fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes spoke to him on Thursday night following unrest in the dressing room.
A tweet read: "United players were said to be frustrated at Carrington this morning that the club hadn't moved for Ronaldo.
"Fernandes spoke to him on Thurs night and suggestions Ferguson did too.
"Then around 10.30am word began to get round that the deal was on."
After confirming the deal, Manchester United said in a statement: "Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.
"Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.
"In his first spell for Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games.
"Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester."
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