Cristiano Ronaldo Will Play “At Some Point” Against Newcastle According to Manchester United Manager

Published 09/10/2021, 1:11 PM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo is finally back at Manchester United, and fans are eagerly awaiting his debut. Well, his second debut. Ronaldo left United for Real Madrid in 2009 after spending 6 years in England, winning his first UEFA Champions League and Ballon D’Or titles.

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However, United aren’t the team they once were and signing Ronaldo is a statement of intent from the Manchester club. The Portuguese could be a great addition.

United’s manager (and Ronaldo’s former teammate at United), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, revealed when the superstar would make his second debut for the club. In a pre-match press conference for their game against Newcastle United, Solskjaer revealed how Ronaldo is doing in training.

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He’s been good. Of course, we’ve followed his career from afar since he left here, and everyone’s very happy to have him back. He can speak for himself, but it seems like he’s happy to be back as well. The mood has been very good, he’s worked well, and we’re looking forward to Saturday, of course,” he said.

A reporter asked the manager if Ronaldo was ready to start for United’s match against Newcastle, and Ole was cryptic with his response.

He’s been having a good pre-season with Juventus, and he’s played for the national team. He’s had a good week with us here. He’ll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure,” he concluded.

This will be music to the ears of those United fans who have desperately missed their number 7.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo gave a lift to United’s squad.

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A reporter also asked the Norwegian manager to explain how Ronaldo impacted the dressing room. Ole revealed that the Portuguese forward still has an insane work ethic and motivates everyone around him to be better.

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“Ever since he came here, I remember, he was the first one who did the prep really well. Every day, 45 minutes before the training session, you started looking at this kid doing this before training, and he’ll have the same effect with these players,” he revealed.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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