Ronaldo's announcement breaks internet

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Cristiano Ronaldo completed a return to Manchester United and soon after his announcement, the club’s website crashed with social media going into a frenzy. Take a look!

What happened? 

The Premier League club announced that their legendary Portugal attacker will return to the Red Devils. The team’s Instagram announcement has now become the most liked IG post for a sports team, standing at over 12.7 million likes.  

The move came as a shock after the 36-year-old was widely linked with a move from Juventus to Manchester City. This post shows the digital impact of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, due to his on-pitch performances during his illustrious career. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Cristiano Ronaldo memorable moments in a Manchester United shirt

The post? 

The Instagram post shows a visual of Ronaldo in his younger days when he wore the red shirt and a big logo with his name. The caption read, “Welcome home, @Cristiano”. 

Many renowned football personalities such as the likes of David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Andy Cole and Marcus Rashford, shared their jubilation about the move. The post gathered huge engagement as the fans hope that the veteran can repeat his past performances at the club before he left to Real Madrid.  

The most liked Instagram post about sports? 

The accolade belongs to Lionel Messi who has a picture of him showing off his 2020 COPA America trophy and currently has well over 20 million likes, which comfortably makes it the most popular sport image on the social media site. 

Read: Messi eclipses CR7's instagram record

Did you know?  

The striker still holds five records at Manchester United despite leaving 12 years ago.  

Your thoughts, please? 

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