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FOOTBALL; Cristiano Ronaldo Expected To Make Second Debut For The Manchester United On Saturday, September 11

Cristiano Ronaldo made a sensational switch to Manchester United this summer, returning to the club that first elevated his status to superstar level.

The Portugal captain left Juventus during the summer transfer window for a £20 million ($28m) fee and has been reunited with his signature No.7 jersey after former occupant Edinson Cavani vacated it for the No.21.

Ronaldo is set to make his second debut for the Manchester United on Saturday September 11, in a Premier League fixture against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

The match between Manchester United and the Magpies kicks off at 5pm EAT (3pm BST).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed ahead of the Newcastle game that Ronaldo would “definitely be on the pitch at some point”, which suggests he could appear from the bench if he doesn’t start.

There had been reports that Ronaldo could instead be making his full debut on Tuesday, September 14 in the Champions League against Young Boys, due to the striker having to isolate in accordance with Covid-19 rules following international duty with Portugal.

It was suggested that due to the limited time that Ronaldo would be able to train with his new teammates ahead of Saturday’s game, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could delay his full debut until the Champions League fixture.

However, Manchester United excited supporters with an update of Ronaldo joining training on September 7, strongly hinting that the forward could very well still be set to make an appearance this weekend.

While they did not confirm that Ronaldo will certainly make his debut against the Magpies, they strongly clued in as such.

Cristiano Ronaldo made a sensational switch to Manchester United this summer, returning to the club that first elevated his status to superstar level.

The Portugal captain left Juventus during the summer transfer window for a £20 million ($28m) fee and has been reunited with his signature No.7 jersey after former occupant Edinson Cavani vacated it for the No.21.

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So when will Ronaldo make his second debut with the Red Devils, and how can it be watched? Goal takes a look.

When will Cristiano Ronaldo make his second Man Utd debut?
Ronaldo is set to make his second debut for the Manchester United on Saturday September 11, in a Premier League fixture against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

The match between Manchester United and the Magpies kicks off at 3pm BST (10am ET).

UNITED SQUAD

  1. David De Gea
  2. Victor Lindelof
  3. Eric Bailly
  4. Phil Jones (homegrown)
  5. Harry Maguire (homegrown)
  6. Paul Pogba (homegrown)
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo
  8. Juan Mata
  9. Anthony Martial
  10. Marcus Rashford (homegrown)
  11. Mason Greenwood (homegrown)*
  12. Lee Grant (homegrown)
  13. Jesse Lingard (homegrown)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed ahead of the Newcastle game that Ronaldo would “definitely be on the pitch at some point”, which suggests he could appear from the bench if he doesn’t start.

There had been reports that Ronaldo could instead be making his full debut on Tuesday September 14 in the Champions League against Young Boys, due to the striker having to isolate in accordance with Covid-19 rules following international duty with Portugal.

It was suggested that due to the limited time that Ronaldo would be able to train with his new team-mates ahead of Saturday’s game, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could delay his full debut until the Champions League fixture.

However, Manchester United excited supporters with an update of Ronaldo joining training on September 7, strongly hinting that the forward could very well still be set to make an appearance this weekend.

While they did not confirm that Ronaldo will certainly make his debut against the Magpies, they strongly clued in as such.

“With challenges to come at home and abroad in the near future, including Saturday’s Premier League match against Newcastle and next Tuesday’s start of the Champions League at Young Boys, it is hoped the striker will be ready to assist the side and begin to have an immediate impact in his second spell at the club,” a statement from the Man Utd official website read.

“With the rest of our international contingent due to return to Carrington in the coming days, the countdown is beginning in earnest to Saturday’s 15:00 BST kick-off with the Magpies.”

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