Manchester United Set to Make Money Off Cristiano Ronaldo Move Over a Decade After Departure

​Manchester United are set to receive a payment of approximately £850,000 from Juventus as part of the deal that saw Cristiano Ronaldo join the Bianconeri in 2018.

Ronaldo joined United in 2003 aged 18 and went on to make 292 appearances for the club, before departing for Real Madrid in 2009. The forward spent nine trophy-laden years in Madrid before joining Italian giants Juventus in 2018.

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As a result of his 2018 switch, the Sun are now reporting that the Red Devils are set to receive a payment of around £850,000 before the end of the 2019/20 season as part of the deal that saw ​Ronaldo move to Turin. 

It is considered to be the ‘second instalment of a solidarity payment’. Solidarity payments were introduced in 2001 and are considered to be compensation for clubs who help to develop a player between the ages of 12 and 23.

​Juve’s financial records were recently published, showing that this would, in fact, be the second of two instalments. Therefore, the report states that United will receive just over £2m from the Italian side. However, no further concrete details have been released as of yet.

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Prior to the recent international break, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was taken off early in the second half of his side’s clash with Milan. The 34-year-old ​left the stadium early and although manager Maurizio Sarri indicated that the superstar had been suffering from a knee injury, he went on to score four goals for Portugal in two matches.

Ronaldo was ​ruled out of the Bianconeri’s tussle with Atalanta on Saturday in a bid to recover fully, with his team prevailing 3-1 thanks to goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala. 

This result maintains the Old Lady’s one-point lead over Antonio Conte’s Inter, who brushed aside Torino 3-0. 

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