Cristiano Ronaldo starts his return to Manchester United on Saturday in the match against Newcastle at Old Trafford counting for Matchday 4 of the Premier League, the club announced.
The Portuguese, who played with the Red Devils from 2003 to 2009 and who recovered his legendary number 7, is aligned in an offensive line of three players with Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood.
The end of the suspense
ManU coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had only made it clear on Friday that “CR7” would play in this match, but without saying whether he would start. He finally decided to field him in a three-man offensive line with Jadon Sancho, one of United’s other major signing this summer, and Mason Greenwood.
He could take center stage in that line, but the three players are so versatile that they will certainly switch over during the game. The rest of the team is very classic, with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes indestructible in the middle, while Raphaël Varane will be alongside Harry Maguire in the axis of the defense.
Currently 3rd with 7 points, the Red Devils could take advantage of leader Tottenham’s misstep at Crystal Palace in the middle of the day (0-3) to take the lead in the standings in case of victory against Magpies 17th with 1 unit.