Ronaldo’s Return To Man United Breaks Social Media Records
anchester United’s announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the club after a 12-year hiatus has officially become the most liked social post by a sports club, ever.
Amidst all speculations, Manchester United confirmed in the announcement that the club has successfully reached an agreement with the Italian team Juventus for the transfer of Christiano Ronaldo.
Man United’s head of social media, Nick Speakman, said that within 24 hours of the announcement, the post had surpassed even the club’s own predictions for social numbers cross-platform.
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– 12.3m likes + 537k comments
– The most liked Instagram post from a sports team, ever.
– 1.9m likes + 850k retweets
– The most liked Twitter post from a sports team, ever.
– 1.3m likes + 161k comments
– The club’s most liked Facebook post, ever.
“To little surprise, Friday’s announcement day is now Manchester United’s biggest ever day for social interactions – which can hopefully be beaten when we officially announce him as a player soon,” Speakman said.
“The “Cristiano Effect™” is certainly underway.”
Ronaldo joined the club in 2003 aged only 18 years old. He went on to win the FA Cup in his first season, three consecutive Premier League titles, the Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup with the team.
Ronaldo won his first Ballon d’Or at the age of 23 in 2008. After scoring 118 goals in 292 games for the United, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid in an £80 million deal in 2009. This was the most expensive association football transfer at that time.
Ronaldo then joined the Italian club Juventus in 2018 and has since scored 81 goals in 98 appearances.