Manchester United women’s boss Marc Skinner believes that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has provided a boost for the whole club. The transfer of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was officially confirmed as a Manchester United player on Tuesday. The forward signed a two-year deal with the club also having an option to extend further by one more year. Ronaldo left the club in 2009 and has scored 551 goals for Real Madrid and Juventus. He returns to the club at the age of 36.
“We feel in the staff – it’s not even just the players – with Cristiano returning, it becomes part of the bigger construct of the club,” Manchester United women’s boss Marc Skinner said after the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. “You can feel the vibes that are changing in the teams. I was speaking to someone who’s been here a long time because obviously, that’s how you get to know the history of the club as well, and they can feel a renewed energy, a focus, a connected drive in all of the teams.”
“It feels like, although Manchester can be quite grey, it definitely feels like there’s a rise of energy from all the teams in and around Manchester United,” he added. “I feel excited. The whole reason we came to Manchester United was the challenge of being at a club like Manchester United and I think that the first challenge is the first game and the first live game so we can’t wait so it’s going to be wonderful to be part of it.”