“Manchester United FC More Suitable for Him Than Juventus”- Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals What Cristiano Ronaldo Told Him During His Conversation

Published 09/04/2021, 7:41 AM EDT


Most of the world was astonished by the unforeseen transfer of one of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, to Manchester United FC. However, the absolutely stunning development didn’t surprise one star who claims that he knew about he had heard about the same from CR7 himself. 

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The legendary Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is an ardent soccer fan, and friends with Ronaldo, issued a statement at Moscow’s New Knowledge Marathon, saying, “A month ago, he told me that he was moving to Manchester United. I expected this deal to take place. I think that Manchester United is more suitable for him than Juventus. For me, the move was not a surprise.” (h/t RT Sport)

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Nurmagomedov’s comments may help sway Manchester United supporters who were initially led to believe that their man would head over to cross-town rivals Manchester City.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo recently became the top goal-scorer in international football history. He achieved the feat just days after he made the move ‘The Eagle’ claimed to have known about. Now, CR7 will wear the iconic number seven shirt, and the fans couldn’t be happier.

In his first spell from 2003 to 2009, Ronaldo played 292 games for Manchester United, scoring 118 goals and winning nine trophies, including three Premier League crowns and the UEFA Champions League. Hence, fans will expect some amount of success to come to the club with Ronaldo’s return. 

Nurmagomedov believes Old Trafford is a better fit for Ronaldo than Turin.

Khabib Nurmagomedov after the UFC

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After retiring from the UFC with his pristine 29-0 record, Khabib Nurmagomedov has been up to a lot of things. He has served as a coach to his family and friends. This includes fighters like Usman Nurmagomedov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, and many others.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Abubakar Nurmagomedov of Russia has his hands wrapped prior to his fight as his cousin and former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov looks on during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Not only is Khabib a skilled fighter and trainer, but he’s also a smart entrepreneur. Forbes had crowned the former UFC lightweight champion as the most successful Russian under the age of 40.

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Following his retirement, he showed his business acumen and purchased Gorilla Fighting Championship, and rebranded it as Eagles MMA. This venture will help him promote talent from Europe and build them for careers in US MMA promotions. Furthermore, he is a UFC shareholder. And now, maybe fans can look to Khabib Nurmagomedov for some early football transfer news too.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this newfound new aspect to help him get closer to the action. As he believes that there is something beautiful in the art of MMA, despite all the violence and chaos, Pranit, in his articles, hopes to capture the essence of the cognitive process behind the fighting, the fighters' mental discipline, and personality which stems from their roots and background.

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