Man Utd overlook Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham in Cristiano Ronaldo gaffe

Ronaldo has completed his move back to Old Trafford from Juventus in an initial £12.8million deal but United have already made an error amid the excitement by snubbing Ibrahimovic and Beckham

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Manchester United have dropped an embarrassing gaffe on their club website by overlooking Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham in their announcement confirming Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer.

The club put out a message to herald the return of Ronaldo to the club as his move from Juventus was completed on deadline day.

United are paying €15million (£12.8m) up front for the 36-year-old, with a further €8million (£6.8m) in potential add-ons as he pens a two-year deal with the option of another year extension.

In their post, United listed a number of Ronaldo’s achievements, including “five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the UEFA European Championship.”

But their next claim was not only false, but also completely ignored the achievements of their former striker Ibrahimovic and club icon Beckham.

Both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham were overlooked in United’s announcement



“Cristiano is the first player to win leagues in three different countries,” United’s announcement added.

Ronaldo won three Premier League titles with United before landing two La Liga titles in Spain for Real Madrid, but did not win his first Serie A title with Juventus until the 2018/19 season.

By that time Ibrahimovic had not only achieved the feat, but he had won titles in no less than four countries.

The Swede won the Eredivisie twice with Ajax, before collecting six Serie A titles with three different clubs, while he also claimed a La Liga title in between for Barcelona.

Ibrahimovic then enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with PSG, during which he won four Ligue 1 titles prior to rocking up at Old Trafford in 2016.

Beckham has also won titles in four different countries, for United, Madrid, PSG, and LA Galaxy in America.

And they weren’t the only ex-United players to be overlooked in the announcement, either.

Midfield flop Juan Sebastian Veron also picked up winners medals in Serie A, the Premier League and the Primera Division in Argentina.

Former Red Devils defender Gabriel Heinze has also won titles in England, Spain and France.

Football legends Thierry Henry, Clarence Seedorf and Romario are among the players to also achieve the feat.

Nevertheless, Ronaldo will no doubt be hopeful of adding to his trophy cabinet now back at Old Trafford.

He said: “ Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday.

“I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again.

“I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is excited at the prospect of managing his old team-mate, telling reporters on Sunday: “He’s going to give everyone a boost, I played with him, he’s a great player, a top human being, a top professional, he will give everyone around the club a buzz.”

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