Manchester United Manager Reveals Cristiano Ronaldo Debut Match

Published 08/31/2021, 1:01 AM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo recently returned to Manchester United after leaving the club in 2009. The Portuguese left Juventus in a 15 million euro move to return to the club where he won his first UEFA Champions League and Ballon d’Or title.

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United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about Ronaldo’s impending debut.

We need to get all the paperwork done. I’m not part of, but hopefully, we can get that sorted and announce it 100%. Then he’s away with Portugal playing the games,” Solskjaer revealed after United’s win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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He also talked about Portugal’s three international games where he’ll play alongside new teammate Bruno Fernandes. He talked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s quality and revealed that he would be a starter from the beginning.

They’ve got three games, the last game on Tuesday. Get him back to Manchester with Bruno [Fernandes], and then hopefully, he’ll be involved ASAP. Let’s get Cristiano signed first. He’s not signed to sit on the bench. He’s going to make us a better team,” the manager concluded.

Cristiano Ronaldo might make his second debut for the club against Newcastle on 11th September. Before that, he’ll play his last game for Portugal against Azerbaijan on September 7 and will have three days to be ready for the game against Newcastle.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals where he’ll play Cristiano Ronaldo in attack

Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has evolved since his time at United, and Solskjaer referred to this when he talked about his new position. Being a former number 9 himself, the manager revealed that he wants Ronaldo to play in the box.

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Cristiano has evolved as a player. He used to play wide right, wide left, upfront, but he’s more of a centre forward for me at the moment, definitely. There will be games we play with two upfront or three upfront, but I want him in the box. I want him scoring goals,” Ole said.

It’ll be interesting to see how Ronaldo does in this second stint at United because if it’s anything like his first one, Manchester United might just finally return to their best again.

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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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