Arsene Wenger questions Man United's resigning of Cristiano Ronaldo

Arsene Wenger expresses his concerns over Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have resigned Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus on the deadline day and will play his first game for United next week against Newcastle next week.

He will be paid £25million for his services but former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questions the motives behind this sensational move.

Wenger said: “It’s more than just sporting reasons, it’s also emotional.

“I think the decision is not 100 per cent rational. Finding a balance in the team is a big challenge. People with a lot of experience still score a lot. I believe that Sir Alex played a big role.”

Before joining Man United back in 2004, he was extremely close to joining Arsenal and Wenger opens up on the missed opportunity.

He added: “He was supposed to go to Arsenal at the time and he [Sir Alex Ferguson] took him away from me. Today he did that with City.

“Ronaldo was at our training ground and had an Arsenal shirt, but at that time Carlos Queiroz was Sir Alex’s assistant and convinced him to buy 18-year-old Ronaldo.

“We could only pay £4million back then, Manchester United paid £12m.”


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