Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in the recently-concluded summer transfer window, the fans have been eagerly waiting for the 36-year-old return to action for the Red Devils. However, before Ronaldo could come to Manchester, he had to leave for international duties with Portugal facing Ireland in World Cup qualifiers.
That is when CR7 scored a match-winning brace to increase the excitement among Man Utd fans who are getting absolutely crazy to see the Portuguese captain at Old Trafford once again. He had been released by the national side after the match and Ronaldo had straightaway left for Manchester. He had been undergoing mandatory 5-day quarantine with his girlfriend and kids, following which he will join the team for training.
When will Cristiano Ronaldo play his first match for Man Utd this season?
Having played 292 matches for the Red Devils in his first tenure, Ronaldo scored 118 goals for the club. The staggering numbers are the reason why the fans can't wait to see their new No. 7 back in the famous 'red jersey' once again.
Although there are concerns around his lack of training, CR7 is in contention to be included in squad for Man Utd's upcoming home game against Newcastle United on September 11 (IST 7:30 PM onwards). It must be noted that the 36-year-old had his first training session with the team at Carrington on Tuesday. If he does not start the game on Saturday, there is a possibility that Ronaldo might start from the bench and be introduced later in the match.
Talking about Ronaldo's second debut for the club, Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had also said, "I hope he will (face Newcastle on September 11). We're working to get that done. He's a special boy, or man now, he was a boy when I played with him. Of course, we want to get that over the line. Of course, the players are excited, some have played with him in their national team. You see the fans - they're excited. That's what he does, he's a special player."
What if Ronaldo does not feature against Newcastle United?
In case Manchester United decide to rest Ronaldo for game against Newcastle United due to any reason, the 36-year-old will then have to wait three more days for his first Man Utd appearance in his second tenure. The Red Devils will be up against Young Boys in their first UCL group-stage match on September 14 in Switzerland, where Ronaldo is certainly expected to feature.