Manchester United fans love themselves a banner, don’t they?
Last March it was ‘Wrong One – Out Moyes‘ which was nearly impossible to see from ground level but nevertheless proved prophetic and this weekend, at Real Madrid’s match at Villarreal, a new banner will grace the air reading: ‘Come Home Ronaldo‘.
The fan group ‘United Reel’ is organizing the stunt and is asking for donations to help fund the fly-by plea and has teamed up with affiliated supporters’ clubs – MUSC United Arab Emirates, MUSC Lebanon and MUSC Egypt – to profess their love to the reigning World Player of the Year.
In a statement on their official Twitter account, United Reel said: ‘… we are all united by our love for Cristiano both as a player and as a person. We stand united in our views and will not stop until we BRING RONALDO HOME!’
Ronaldo played at United from 2003 through 2009 before leaving the club on a then world record fee of $120 million. For four seasons he has delighted at the Spanish capital, winning La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles. A recent swath of rumors had pegged Ronaldo with a move back to Old Trafford, although those came to a screeching halt earlier today when the Portuguese winger dismissed the move saying: “My future is Madrid. I’m happy.”