When on July 22, 2015 Eric Krakauer tweeted: " Source told me Cristiano Ronaldo & Manchester United have agreed terms and that the transfer could happen by Friday"
Eric Krakauer though a very credible source in the past also in follow up tweets said that while his source has given him great information in the past, he was skeptical about this particular transfer.The rumour however has been gaining speed and something definitely is afoot.
Ronaldo recently had a spate with Rafa Benitez and looked terribly upset, he didn't like a training game, saying "we shouldn't be practicing this s---", and said Rafa only saw fouls from the Portuguese-speaking players. Now, the Manchester Evening News is reporting that Manchester United are actively trying to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. United have the financial muscle to pull off this deal at any price, and with the rumoured departure of Angel Di Maria to PSG more cash will certainly flow into their coffers. Signing Cristiano Ronaldo is both a football and revenue blockbuster as new sponsorship and potential sales in shirts and souvenirs would be in tens of millions. The deal also makes sense with United offloading Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, recently, leaves the club in a difficult situation in the attacking department. Ronaldo will obviously be great playing ahead of Wayne Rooney in a one-striker formation or next to him in a two-striker one.