Twitter can't keep calm as Cristiano Ronaldo scores on Manchester United return
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to receive a hero's welcome at Old Trafford.Author : Priyanka Vinayak
Manchester United fans are already super excited Old Trafford with their new CR7 jerseys ahead of the star’s grand homecoming.
Ronaldo arrived at the Lowry Hotel alongside his new teammates on Friday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed he will take part in the club’s Premier League match against Newcastle this weekend.
Since joining United Ronaldo broke the all-time international goal scoring record with his 110th goal for Portugal in a World Cup qualifier win against the Republic of Ireland.
After head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed the 36-year-old Ronaldo a first start for Manchester United in 12 years, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner opened the scoring right at the stroke of half-time.
He restored his team’s lead with a left-footed strike after Javier Manquillo had equalised for Newcastle in the second half. Bruno Fernandes added a third goal from 25 yards in the 80th minute and Jesse Lingard finished off the party with a right-footed shot from inside of the box in injury time.
Solskjaer believes Ronaldo will add the next stage of high quality to the squad, each bodily and mentally, as they attempt to land a primary trophy of the Norwegian’s reign.
"He's been having a good pre-season with Juventus, he's played for the national team, he's had a good week with us here," Solskjaer said.
"He will definitely be on the pitch at some point, that's for sure."
He also said, “We
have grown as a group the last few years. The determination, the desire, the
focus has improved over time and bit by bit.”
“Even like bringing Raphael (Varane) in, he’s come in with a winner’s mentality, an unbelievable focus.”
“Then in fact Cristiano comes in as nicely and there isn’t any place to cover whenever you’ve bought winners like them. You cannot go into coaching and provides 95 % or not being centered.”