Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo received a touching message from Brazil legend Pele after his return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo sealed a blockbuster £21million return to United on deadline day from Juventus and looks set to make his debut against Newcastle on September 11.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s homecoming has caught the attention of the entire world and football great Pele couldn’t help reaching out to his fellow GOAT – especially after reading his message to Red Devils fans.
Pele was very moved by Ronaldo’s statement as he knows a lot about home, having spent almost his entire career in Brazil with Santos before rolling credits at New York Cosmos in 1977.
Although the Portugal international broke the 80-year-old’s record for most goals in official matches back in March, the two men still share a strong friendship.
Pele said: “There is no better feeling than conquering the world and returning home. Always be happy, Cristiano.”
“The years I spent in this club were absolutely amazing and the path we’ve made together is written in gold letters in the history of this great and amazing institution.
“My first domestic League, my first Cup, my first call to the Portuguese National team, my first Champions League, my first Golden Boot and my first Ballon d’Or, they were all born from this special connection between me and the Red Devils.
“History has been written in the past and history will be written once again! You have my word!
“I’m right here! I’m back where I belong! Let’s make it happen once again!
“PS – Sir Alex [Ferguson], this one is for you…”