Cristiano Ronaldo smiled as he arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training facility for his first day. This was ahead of his possible second debut this weekend.
United’s No 7 reported to the training ground on Tuesday for the first time. He met Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his manager, and some of his new teammates before joining a session with squad members who were not on international duty.
He will however take part in a full training session on Wednesday to assess his readiness to play in Saturday’s visit to Newcastle to Old Trafford. You can also watch the match highlights free with Sky Sports shortly after the match.
Ronaldo returned to Carrington Tuesday for the first time since leaving United 12 years ago in a record PS80m transfer.
The 36-year old could make his United debut on Saturday against Newcastle in the Premier League or alternatively in Tuesday’s Champions League group stage opener at Young Boys.
Manchester United stated that the striker would be available to help the team and make an immediate impact during his second spell.
Ronaldo was signed from Juventus to a two-year deal. He arrived in Manchester on Thursday last week after being released from Portugal’s squad following a suspension.
Ronaldo, who scored two late goals against the Republic of Ireland in Portugal’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier win, is on a fine goal-scoring form and has become the highest-scoring international male footballer.
How to Follow Man Utd vs Newcastle
Cristiano Ronaldo will make his Manchester United debut against Newcastle on the Premier League’s return after the international break. You can also watch match highlights free of charge with Sky Sports shortly after.
Manchester United hosts Newcastle in the Premier League at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 11. Follow the game live on Sky Sports’ website or app. Get details about Solskjaer’s starting lineup as soon as they are announced at 2pm.
The match highlights will be available immediately on Sky Sports’ website and app. We will also provide the best stats and analysis, as well as reaction to the game.
Manchester United fixtures: What’s next?
September 11: Man Utd Vs Newcastle – Premier League, kick off 3pm, match highlights available on Sky Sports Digital starting at 5.15pm
September 14: Young Boys vs Man Utd Champions League, kickoff 5.45pm
September 19: West Ham vs Man Utd – Premier League, kick-off 2pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League
September 22: Man Utd Vs West Ham – Carabao Cup, kickoff 7.45pm on Sky Sports Football
September 25: Man Utd Vs Aston Villa – Premier League, 3pm, Free Match Highlights on Sky Sports Digital starting at 5.15pm
September 29: Man Utd Vs Villarreal Champions League, kickoff 8pm