Just under two weeks ago, the news broke on social media that Cristiano Ronaldo had completed a sensational return to Manchester United. He looked dangerously close to joining Pep Guardiola at Manchester City but a late change of heart ensured his legendary status at Old Trafford.
Since then, the move was confirmed, he casually became the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football before taking part in his first couple of training sessions at Carrington.
The 36-year-old could make his second debut for the club this weekend as the international break has ended. Steve Bruce and Newcastle make the short trip to Old Trafford but it remains to be seen whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides to start the Portuguese superstar.
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Ahead of the fixture, the club published a teasing promotional video, with Ronaldo’s arms stretched out by the tunnel, pushing the ‘homecoming’ narrative even further, as seen above.
Nevertheless, the encounter with Newcastle, although it’s not scheduled for broadcast in the UK, will be a spectacle spectated by millions across the world.