Man Utd will not have to pay full Cristiano Ronaldo transfer fee for FIVE YEARS as breakdown of instalments is revealed

MANCHESTER UNITED will have to pay a total of €15million (£12.9m) to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo.

But the full amount won't be delivered for five years as United will pay five installments of €3m (£2.6m) per year.

That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who reports that the Red Devils' installments will continue until 2026.

Romano tweeted: "Manchester United will pay €15m guaranteed to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo signing… but in five years.

"€3m per year until 2026, five different installments.

"€8m add ons are also included. €5m potentially easy to reach, €3m more complicated."

Ronaldo completed his blockbuster return to United during the dying days of the summer transfer window.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner came back to Manchester 12 years after he left for Real Madrid.

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The start forward revealed that former manager Sir Alex Ferguson played a key role in his comeback.

Ronaldo said: "As everybody knows, since I signed for Manchester at 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key.

"I remember when we played against Manchester when I was at Sporting Lisbon. For me, Sir Alex Ferguson is like a father in football for me.

"He helped me a lot, he taught me many things, and in my opinion of course he had a big role because the relationship that we had, we keep in touch all the time, and he’s an unbelievable person.

"I really like him a lot and he was the main key for me to be in the position that I am, that I signed for Manchester United.”

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