Homecoming: Ronaldo set for Old Trafford welcome party, second debut this weekend

Obinwannem News Homecoming: Ronaldo set for Old Trafford welcome party, second debut this weekend

following the international break fixtures, all eyes of football lovers have been focused on Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of his homecoming party at Old Trafford on Saturday, with the Portuguese set to resume his Manchester United career after 12 years apart.

The 36-year-old re-joined United from Juventus on a two-year deal last month and could make his ‘second debut’ as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side host Newcastle United this weekend.

While he may have to content himself with a place on the bench, it would surely surprise no one if United’s number seven did not steal the limelight with a fairytale return.

Cr7 as fundly called, joined United as a teenager in 2003 and went on to win eight major trophies in six seasons under the watchful eyes of Sir Alex Ferguson, scoring 118 goals along the way.

He went on to score a club record 451 times for Real Madrid after leaving United in 2009 and 101 for Juventus.

While the clock is ticking on his magical career, there is no doubt his return to the Premier League has created a buzz.

Ronaldo’s Portugal teammate and now United’s teammate Bruno Fernandes believes Ronaldo’s winning mentality can rub off on a United squad that has fallen just short of silverware under Solskjaer.

“The enthusiasm will be red hot, everyone knows Cristiano is in the house,” he said.

“Everyone is very confident and happy that he is back, the players too. We know what he can give us and our focus, like Cristiano’s, is to win. With him, we know we are closer to winning (trophies),” he concluded.

Mazi Akuma Chibuike reporting, Obinwannem News writer / September 9, 2021

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