Real madrid 'wantaway' striker Ronaldo is yet to speak to journalists about his decision but may have dropped a subtle hint to confirm the reports with his latest Instagram activity which has got Manchester United fans on social media excited.
As spotted by a Man Utd-related page on Reddit, Ronaldo has changed his profile picture to a photo of himself wearing a Portugal kit.
Manchester United fans have been burned on so many occasions over the past few years that most of them aren’t getting their hopes up. However, the number of United supporters getting giddy at the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo completing a shock move back to Old Trafford is increasing - and rapidly.
It’s understood that the 32-year-old has made up his mind to leave Real Madrid this summer, days after he was accused by Spanish authorities of tax fraud.
The Sun, meanwhile, have claimed that Ronaldo has his heart set on a return to Manchester United despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain. However, it’s worth noting that Ronaldo is currently preparing for the start of reigning European champions' Confederations Cup campaign which kick-off against Russia on Sunday and Ronaldo is no doubt fully focused on the task in hand.
His first Instagram post following Friday’s rumours was a photo of himself in training while Andre Silva, his Portuguese teammate, has confirmed his concentration is solely on the upcoming international tournament.
Here’s a look at how United fans have reacted…
And here's one one Real Madrid fan has reacted...