In what is a stunning claim, it has been suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United with a view to managing the football club in the future.
The Portugal captain took part in his second Premier League match of the season this past weekend, when United took on West Ham United, and, ahead of kick-off, he appeared to be motivating his teammates during the warm-up.
Those actions from the 36-year-old have led football pundit Tim Sherwood, an ex-EPL player and manager himself, to believe the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has returned to the club after 12 years to potentially step into the team's hot seat in the future.
"He's out there, he's having a chat," he said while speaking on the Premier League's official channel.
"Even with [Raphael] Varane, who has won everything, Paul Pogba, World Cup winner.
"This guy is going to play for as long as his legs take him, then he's going to be the manager, I'm convinced of it. He will definitely manage and I can see him being the manager of Manchester United, I certainly can.
"I think he'll bring a very experienced coach in with him and he'll end up sitting in that manager's seat. I'm convinced that he's come back for a reason."
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Sherwood's prediction appeared to surprise his colleagues in studio, except for Michael Owen, who laughed before sharing his opinion.
"I can see him being a manager one day. I think it would be very hard to have the adulation and the exposure and then all of a sudden just shut down and fall off the face of the earth," he said.
"I think people like that, like Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, some of the great players that we've had on these shores, it's almost like a drug.
"I can see Ronaldo probably going into the management and, I mean, Manchester United is as possible as anyone."
The Portuguese scored as United beat West Ham 2-1 in a dramatic last-minute win.