Signed from: Sporting Lisbon
Debut: 16 Aug 2003 v Bolton Wanderers
Left United: 1 July 2009
Honours: Premier League (06/07, 07/08, 08/09), FA Cup (03/04 ), League Cup (05/06), UEFA Champions League (07/08), FIFA World Club Cup (2008).
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From now until 8 January, ManUtd.com is showcasing 20 players nominated by Inside United magazine for the title of United's greatest-ever player. Next up, Cristiano Ronaldo...
Ronny made no secret of his desire to become the world's best player - 118 goals in six United seasons made it official.
A dazzling cameo on 2003/04’s opening day remains one of the great modern ‘I was there’ moments. And for the next six campaigns the Madeiran magician dazzled with a bewildering armoury of tricks and geometry-defying free-kicks. His annus mirabilis was 2007/08, 42 goals propelling United to European glory and making him a shoo-in for European Footballer of the Year – with the world accolade his a year later.
What they say: “There are some things Ronaldo can do with a football that make me touch my head and wonder how on earth he did it.” – Luis Figo