Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United teammates will have to make the most of the opportunity provided by Nemanja Matic, the opposition that is focusing on nullifying this legendary forward.
Ronaldo smashed a brace upon his return to Old Trafford. It was the culmination of an outstanding second debut against Newcastle United.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed the United icon a start against the Magpies and he opened the scoring.
Freddie Woodman stopped Mason Greenwood from scoring a long-range goal. Ronaldo assisted in taping the rebound.
Former Liverpool defender Javier Manquillo equalised but Ronaldo put his side ahead again early in the second half. Woodman gave the 36-year old a strong strike and collected the ball from the left channel.
United was the culmination of a fascinating transfer story to return Ronaldo to the club by deadline.
Ronaldo chose to leave Juventus a week before the August 31 break-off for European clubs to complete deals. Manchester City reportedly led the race and premature reports even suggested that a controversial transfer was close.
United, however, jumped ahead and announced Ronaldo’s return at the end of the window. Matic’s young son was moved to tears by the announcement. __S.14__
I had to tell my son what to do when Ronaldo came to visit. He nearly cried. “That tells you all, so it’s a good thing he is here with us,” Matic said.
He is one of the greatest football players ever, and it’s always a good idea to be able to share the field with him. “
“I am happy, and everybody is excited. He is so happy to be here in training. This is the perfect training for all.
The first session of training was great. He feels at home in Manchester, happy and content. Our club is his favorite.
It is good for everyone – us, him, the club and the fans. It’s always a pleasure to have him in our changing room span>
Publiated at Sun, 12 September 2021 03:27:05 +0000