FIFA 21 Career Mode predicts big success for CR7's Old Trafford return

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be linking up with his new Manchester United teammates in FIFA 22 and we can't wait to see what they can produce.

The question on everybody's lips right now though, how will Cristiano Ronaldo fare in his second spell at Old Trafford?

Well, luckily for us, BCHDGaming has gone to the trouble of simulating Ronaldo's return to United in FIFA 21 Career Mode!

Hefty price tag

Instead of starting the Career Mode with Ronaldo already in the squad, signing CR7 in the game provided a little more excitement to proceedings.

A transfer fee of £76 million is well over what United is reported to have paid in real life, but it is an inflated market in FIFA.

However, what they paid for in transfer fees they will make back in the serious pay cut CR7 has accepted!

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HYPE - Ronaldo's unveiling will be mega

Just £160k per week was enough to convince Ronaldo to return to Manchester and on a three-year contract too.

With the game starting at the beginning of last season, this will see the contract end at the same time as the one in real life.

Winner Winner

There is no doubt that Ronaldo is a winner. He wins trophies wherever he goes and FIFA is no different.

Despite losing out to Robert Lewandowski in the Player of the Year award, Ronaldo helped Manchester United to the Premier League title in his first season on the football sim.

A whopping 96 points saw the trophy head to the red half of Manchester, but Ronaldo was not quite finished.

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CHAMPIONS - United took the Premier League back to Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men added the Carabao Cup to their trophy cabinet too, although were beaten by Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals.

The Champions League proved a much tougher test, with Bayern Munich eliminating United 5-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.

20 Premier League goals is certainly not a bad return for Ronaldo, although his goal tally in all competitions was trumped by Marcus Rashford who bagged 34 goals in 62 matches.

Just four assists for Ronaldo is not a great return, but he was brought in to score them, not create them.

Second Season Syndrome

United and Ronaldo could not retain the Premier League title in his second season (2021/22), although they pushed Liverpool all the way.

Only goal difference could separate the sides as they both finished on 94 points.

Ronaldo was powerless in stopping United from crashing out of the Carabao Cup too as they lost on penalties to West Ham in the quarter-finals.

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EURO GLORY - European dominance was achieved in 2021-22

It was not to be a trophyless season though as Paul Pogba scored the winner in the FA Cup Final against the old enemy Liverpool.

United added to their trophy list too, beating Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final. European glory probably is not even being spoken about in Manchester, but could it happen?

16 Premier League goals is slightly less than the season before and could be a sign of things to come in his first season back in the Premier League in real life.

Final Farewell

Into Ronaldo's final season at United, and the Portuguese superstar signed off in style.


The Premier League title headed back to Old Trafford, but that was to be the last trophy won in Ronaldo's time in Manchester.

Liverpool put pay to any other attempts, knocking United out of the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and Champions League in the same season!

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MACHINE - There truly is no stopping Ronaldo

Individually Ronaldo also went out with a bang, notching 28 Premier League goals and a whopping 39 in all competitions.

If this form can be replicated in real-life United fans will certainly be happy!

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