Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Manchester United debut ‘could be delayed until Tuesday’ as Portuguese star will have little time to prepare for Newcastle clash after being forced to quarantine at his Cheshire mansion
- Ronaldo will have little time to prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash
- He is due to report for training this week after spending five days in quarantine
- The 36-year-old may have to settle for a place on the bench against Newcastle
Cristiano Ronaldo could have to wait until next Tuesday for his second full Manchester United debut.
The 36-year-old Portuguese superstar is due to report for training at Carrington this week for the first time since re-joining the club from Juventus after spending five days in quarantine due to Covid rules.
But The Sun report Ronaldo will have little time to prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle at Old Trafford, which had been earmarked by many as his the game for his second debut.
The 36-year-old is due to report for training this week after spending five days in quarantine
Ronaldo may have to settle for a place on the bench against Newcastle as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer waited a fortnight to give Raphael Varane his first start after joining from Real Madrid for £41million.
Ronaldo can expect a start in United’s low key Champions League away trip to Switzerland next Tuesday when they take on Young Boys in Bern.
Ronaldo sealed his sensational switch to the Red Devils in a £19.8million move from Juventus, 12 years on from his departure for Spanish giants Real Madrid .
Ronaldo was seen enjoying the Manchester sun on Sunday while he was in isolation
The Portuguese was released from international duty early this week and touched down in Manchester on Thursday.
He is undergoing a period of self-isolation with his family before joining up with his new team-mates.
He travelled with girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez and children Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., 11, Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro, 3, Eva Maria Dos Santos, 4, and Mateo Ronaldo, 4.
The star forward, widely considered the best in the world, touched down in his private jet from Faro at Manchester Airport on Thursday at 5.40pm, and was swiftly taken to a multi-million pound mansion.
Photographs from inside the mansion reveal a swimming pool, gym and cinema room which Ronaldo will be able to enjoy with his young family ahead of the start of training next week.
He is now ensconced in the seven-bedroom countryside property, with a top-of-the-range fitness area, hot tub and six-strong security patrol – allowing him to relax during his five days in quarantine before joining club training on Wednesday.