It’s the big day. Cristiano Ronaldo is back home at Old Trafford. Recruited in the money-time of the transfer window from Juventus Turin, after having a time announced at the rival Manchester City, he will be entitled to a masterful welcome this Saturday in the stadium where he has achieved some of his greatest feats. Manchester United welcome Newcastle on the occasion of the fourth day of the Premier League and the five-time Golden Ball (36) has started for this meeting (to be followed in Multizone on RMC Sport 1 and in full on RMC Sport 2).
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“He had a good pre-season with Juventus, he played for the national team. He had a good week with us here and he will be on the pitch at some point, ca ???? is certain, “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained at a press conference this week. Ronaldo’s last match with United was on May 27, 2009. A Champions League final lost 2-0 to FC Barcelona in Rome. He left the club in the wake of signing with Real Madrid for a check for 94 million euros. Back in England twelve years later, he still wants to be as ambitious.
“People think I’m finished, blah-blah-blah. I’m coming to show that I’m still able to score and give my best. It’s a chance for the club and for me to take a new step. I still have three or four years of high performance ahead of me People talk about age, but they should know that I am different. I am different from the rest I show myself all the time, year after year, and this year will be the same, “he said after signing.
Beyond the event that is the return of Ronaldo, United will try against Newcastle to confirm their good start to the season (two wins, a draw in the first three days). French world champions RaphaÃ «l Varane and Paul Pogba are also on the starting line, while Anthony Martial will be a substitute. Among the visitors, the former NiÃ§ois Allan Saint-Maximin will be responsible for leading the attack.
Manchester United roster: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw – Matic, Pogba – Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho – Ronaldo
The composition of Newcastle: Woodman – Clark, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Manquillo – Almiron, Willock, Longstaff – Joelinton, Saint-Maximin