Cristiano Ronaldo has finally returned to Manchester United after eleven years. It couldn't have come in a better moment, as the Red Devils finally seem to be ready to end a long Premier League drought. They did a fantastic job in the transfer window and strengthened their roster for 2021-2022.
The Portuguese star's arrival is just the icing on the cake for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad. Previously, United have completed the long-awaited signing of English sensation Jadon Sancho and gave a massive upgrade to their defense by landing former Real Madrid center-back Raphael Varane.
The last few seasons have been sour for the Red Devils, who came up short in every attempt to lift a trophy under the Swedish boss. But now, they might have what it takes to win the Premier League or even the Champions League.
Man United squad in 2021/22: Cristiano headlines title-contending roster
Manchester United's loss at Villarreal in the Europa League final a few months ago extended their agony for success. The Red Devils want to end the wait once and for all this season, which explains why they were so active in the transfer market.
While Sancho and Varane's arrivals were a serious statement from the English side, Cristiano Ronaldo's return is an even bigger proof of United's ambitions for this season. This is their mighty roster for the 2021-2022 campaign:
Goalkeepers (4): David De Gea (Spain / 30), Dean Henderson (England / 24), Tom Heaton (England / 35), Lee Grant (England / 38)
Defenders (9): Raphael Varane (France / 28), Harry Maguire (28 / England), Victor Lindelof (Sweden / 27), Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast / 27), Phil Jones (England / 29), Luke Shaw (England / 26), Alex Telles (Brazil / 28), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (England / 23), Diogo Dalot (Portugal / 22)
Midfielders (8): Nemanja Matic (Serbia / 33), Paul Pogba (France / 28), Scott McTominay (Scotland / 24), Fred (Brazil / 28), Donny van de Beek (Netherlands / 24), Bruno Fernandes (Portugal / 26), Jesse Lingard (England / 28), Juan Mata (Spain / 33)
Forwards (8): Marcus Rashford (England / 23), Jadon Sancho (England / 21), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / 36), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay / 34), Anthony Martial (France / 25), Daniel James (England / 23), Mason Greenwood (England / 19), Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast / 19)