Despite not training with the squad yet, Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have made an impression on his new Manchester United teammates. The 36-year-old was confirmed as the club’s fourth and final signing of the summer earlier this week.
The signing of Ronaldo coincided with the first international break of the summer, hence why is yet to walk through the doors at Carrington. He has, however, been released from the camp after picking up a one-match suspension.
Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has admitted that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has lifted the spirits at the club, insisting that you can “feel it”.
“Of course you feel it,” the 27-year-old said when quizzed on Ronaldo’s arrival, according to Fotboll Direkt. “Of course, there’s a good mood at the club and everyone is looking forward to getting him in the team.
“It’s going to be fun and I think he’s going to add a lot. I think the squad is looking good. It feels good, there’s a good spirit in the team and the Premier League is always a tough league but we’re going to give it our all to win it.”
There is hope among Manchester United supporters that the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward could make his second debut against Newcastle on September 11, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously been reluctant to throw new signings into the deep end.
Jadon Sancho needed two substitute appearances before he started a game this season, whilst Raphael Varane was an unused substitute on his first matchday experience.