Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United for the second time in last year September. The return was one of the most awaited events in the history of football. The reason for that being, Ronaldo’s legendary first spell at the club. Cristiano made it even more special for fans after scoring a brace on his second debut. He first came to the Theatre Of Dreams in 2003, as an 18-year-old after impressing Sir Alex Ferguson in a friendly for Sporting CP.Ronaldo came to England, conquered the league by matching the great Alan Shearer’s 31-goal record for a 38-game season. After that, he went to Spain to play for his dream club Real Madrid. He conquered the stage there too, becoming Madrid’s all-time top scorer with 450 goals in just 438 games. After the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Cristiano moved to Turin, where he played for Italian giants Juventus.
The Portuguese forward won trophies for every team he played for. His most notable team trophies are 5 UEFA Champions Leagues, 7 league titles among many other honorable accolades. He left Old Trafford a boy looking to explore the world, and returned as a king who conquered every place he went. When he arrived at United for the second time, there were many reports that he took a significant pay-cut.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed a contract in 2021 with Man Utd to earn £480,000 per week
Ronaldo signed a contact worth £480,000 per week at United. That was a reduction from what he earned at Juventus. He made about £540,000 per week when he played for The Old Lady. Before CR7 joined, Utd goalkeeper David de Gea was the highest paid player at the club. However, Ronaldo has the top spot.
Manchester United played UCL football during Ronaldo’s first season back in England. However, that’s not the case now. They could not win the competition after Atletico Madrid knocked them out in the Round of 16 last season. In addition to that, Man Utd finished 6th in the league, 13 points off 4th place finishers Tottenham. That meant they had to play Europa League football for the 2022-23 season.Although it is still a prestigious European competition, it did affect Ronaldo’s paycheck. When Manchester United failed to qualify for the Champions League, Ronaldo had to take another pay cut to earn around £385,000 a week. It is believed that is Cristiano Ronaldo’s current wage at Man Utd.