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Manchester United are set to hijack rivals Manchester City in a dramatic late move for Cristiano Ronaldo – and fans think he already hinted at a return.
Ronaldo, 36, burst onto the scene at Old Trafford as a teenager and could now be set for a move from Juventus.
City were thought to be ahead in the race but it has since emerged the Premier League winners have pulled out.
It has even been reported that the Red Devils have already made an offer after ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson stepped in by phoning the Portuguese captain.
But United fans are convinced that he was already hinting at a return back in January.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner began following the club on Instagram, where he commands a whopping 333million followers, at a time when rumours were already flying.
Of course it could have been a trivial bit of nostalgia for his old club, but it was enough to spark a big reaction on social media.
At the time, one said: “Cristiano Ronaldo has just followed Manchester United on Instagram. Bring him home."
Another said: “Ronaldo follow Manchester United. The last dance?”
Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt number options at Man Utd with iconic No.7 currently occupied
“Cristiano Ronaldo just followed Manchester United on Instagram. He doesn't follow Real Madrid btw. THE LAST DANCE,” said a third.
A fourth supporter said: “Ronaldo in Man U and Messi in Man City, holy s*** Manchester gonna rule EPL next season.”
“Ronaldo has followed Manchester United on instagram please man please!!!” said a fifth.
Man City pull out of Cristiano Ronaldo transfer hunt leaving door open for Man Utd
And a sixth said: “Cristiano Ronaldo starts following Manchester United page on Instagram. Do you suspect something?”
According to reports, United are now planning a medical in Lisbon for the all-time great.
He has boarded a flight from Turin, and it is reported he has been offered a two-year deal.
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