Did you miss me?! Cristiano Ronaldo graces the Old Trafford pitch for the first time since sealing sensational Man United return – with his second debut less than 48 hours away
- Newcastle are set to face Cristiano Ronaldo for his first game back in England
- Manchester United host the Magpies on Sunday in the Premier League
- Ronaldo paid Old Trafford a visit with the days counting down to his first game
Two days before being let loose on the Premier League again, Cristiano Ronaldo has visited the Old Trafford pitch to reacquaint with his old stomping ground.
The Newcastle United defence are set to be the first charged with containing Ronaldo since his shock return to England, 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.
Manchester United’s home ground was the stage that transformed Ronaldo from greasy-haired teenager to world superstar, and it will welcome him back on Sunday afternoon with a rush of memories.
Cristiano Ronaldo has paid Old Trafford a visit before his second debut for the club on Sunday
The Portugal international took-in the iconic stadium in his new No 7 United shirt on Thursday
The 36-year-old has already paid his footballing spiritual home a visit, donning his new United No 7 shirt to take a walk down the tunnel and onto that special grass.
United posted a video of the moment on Twitter, simply writing: ‘He’s home.’
Ronaldo looked around the 76,000-seater in wonder before spreading his arms wide as he soaked-up the ground he’ll have rocking by kick-off on Sunday.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been in training working alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of his second debut, arriving to Carrington on Wednesday for his second session in his £170,000 Lamborghini.
Newcastle will be quaking at the prospect of facing the Portuguese phenom as, despite being in the latter years of his career, fired 36 goals last season.
Ronaldo has been back in training at Carrington as he prepares to face Newcastle United
Ronaldo’s former team-mate Wayne Rooney, who struck-up a ruthless partnership with the forward back in his first United stint, has revealed his thoughts on the shock transfer.
‘His mentality will rub off on the younger players, especially, so I think it’s a great signing,’ he said.
‘I think United are finally ready to go and challenge for the title, and I really feel they have to, this year
‘Cristiano’s going to be a very big player, I think he’s going to have big moments in the season and I’m sure he’ll score a lot of goals.’