Will Cristiano Ronaldo Make His Second Debut for Manchester United Against Newcastle?

Published 09/09/2021, 12:44 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on September 07, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)


Cristiano Ronaldo recently shocked the world when he moved back to Manchester United from Italian giants Juventus. Ever since his move back to the Red Devils, fans have been going crazy over his return to the club. The 5 time Ballon D’or winner even broke the record of selling the most number of jerseys within the first 12 hours. 

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But can we expect to see the Portuguese in action against Newcastle when the Premier League resumes?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on September 07, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Will Ronaldo start against Newcastle on 11th September?

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Ronaldo is a world-class athlete who rarely gets injured. As far as match fitness is concerned, Ronaldo played a game for Juventus last month and also played for Portugal in the international break. So lack of match fitness is certainly not a question to ponder. Considering Edinson Cavani has not been seen at the training grounds yet, it can be safe to assume that we should see the much-awaited return of Cristiano Ronaldo against Newcastle on the 11th of September.

Cristiano released early from International duty

Ronaldo recently overtook Iran’s Ali Daei to become the all-time top scorer in men’s international football. In the World Cup qualifier against Ireland, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace in the last 5 minutes to secure a win for his team. This brace also helped him notch up 111 international goals, thus breaking the world record. During this match, CR7 also received a yellow card for excessive celebration which subsequently resulted in the Portuguese being ineligible to play the next match. This forced the national team in releasing him earlier than expected. The ex-Real Madrid player immediately flew to Manchester and underwent 5-day isolation. After the period, Ronaldo joined the training ground at Carrington and started preparing with his new teammates.

Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group A – Portugal v Republic of Ireland – Estadio Algarve, Almancil, Portugal – September 1, 2021 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the match REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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