Cristiano Ronaldo has joined training with his Manchester United teammates ahead
of their home fixture against Newcastle on Saturday scheduled for 3 pm on Saturday,
which is devastating news for United fans in the United Kingdom who are unable to
get their hands on tickets to Old Trafford, as the match will take place during English
football’s ‘blackout’ period.
However, the Portuguese is determined to ensure the match-going fans are not left
disappointed come 5 pm on Saturday, as he returned from international duty early —
with a suspension ruling him out of Tuesday’s fixture against Azerbaijan — to re-
assimilate to life in Manchester with his family.
Never one to rest on his laurels, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner reported to training
on Tuesday morning and introduced himself to his new teammates and boss Ole
Gunnar Solskjær, whom he played with at United during his first stint at the club.
United took to Twitter to express their excitement in seeing their new signing
at Carrington ahead of a season where big things are expected of the club.
Accompanied with a picture of Ronaldo training alongside fellow Portuguese
speakers Fred and Diogo Dalot, the caption read: “Afternoon, Cristiano.”
United fans responded in their numbers to the images of the club legend back at
Carrington, taking to Twitter to welcome back the star ahead of an important home
match on the weekend.