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Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed returning star Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut in Saturday’s Old Trafford homecoming against Newcastle.

The 36-year-old returned to the club he shone for during six medal-laden seasons on deadline day, joining from a Juventus in a deal that could reach 23million euros (£19.6m).

Ronaldo signed a two-year contract with the option of a further season and trained at Carrington this week, having been released early from Portugal duty and completed quarantine.

Now the veteran is primed to make his first appearance for United since joining Real Madrid in 2009, with Solskjaer confirming he will feature against Newcastle at a vibrant Old Trafford.

“He’s been good,” former team-mate Solskjaer said of Ronaldo’s early impact back at the club.


“Of course we’ve followed his career from afar since he left here and I think everyone’s very, very happy to have him back.

“He can speak for himself but he seems like he’s happy to be back as well.

“The mood’s been very good, he’s worked well and we’re looking forward to Saturday, of course.

Old Trafford will be rocking as fans celebrate the return of a player who was reportedly edging towards a move to Manchester City until United swooped a fortnight ago.

Ronaldo said he was “back where I belong” and spoke of his “never ending love” after rejoining a club he will add to both in terms of attitude and aptitude.

Source: independent.ie

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