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Gareth Bale says he’s ‘excited’ to see Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is still one of the main talking points in football, despite the initial agreement between Juventus and the Old Trafford club being announced 10 days ago.

Earlier on Tuesday, the first pictures of Ronaldo training at Carrington were released by the club. Ronaldo could make his second debut for the club this weekend as Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford.

Gareth Bale, who Ronaldo played with for five years at Real Madrid, has now made his own prediction for the 36-year-old at United, insisting he is ‘excited’ to see what he can do.

“I’m sure he will do well. He’s proven it before in the Premier League so he understands the league,” Bale is quoted as saying by The Metro.

“He has done everything there is in football. His goalscoring ability is matched by nobody else so I’m sure he is going to come in, do well and score a lot of goals. I’m excited to see it like everyone else,” he added.

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Last week, the former Juventus star created history once again as he became the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football, surpassing Ali Daei’s previous mark of 109 goals.

Ronaldo missed a first-half penalty against a resilient Ireland side but a late brace won Portugal all three points in their 2022 World Cup qualifier.

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