Cristiano Ronaldo has informed Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer that he will be ready to start on Sunday against Newcastle United.
The Portugal superstar who sealed a return to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day is set to make his second debut for United when ‘The Magpies’ visit on Saturday.
Ronaldo has insisted he’s ‘not here for a vacation’ putting the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to start him against Newcastle.
The 36-year-old will be wearing his famous number 7 hoping to win more trophies with the ‘Red Devils’.
Ronaldo has been training with his new teammates at the training base since Tuesday when he returned from his duties with the Portugal national team.
He has been in great shape as he scored twice against Ireland to set the record with 111 international goals.
In a special interview with former United star and teammate Wes Brown, Ronaldo said:
“I’m so happy to be back. I never thought I would be back again but I am so proud, so excited and I’m looking forward to starting in the best way. I’m so happy, my family is happy, my kids, everyone,” said Ronaldo.
“To be back again, we have good memories, but this is a new time, a new generation and I’m here to win again and to help the team. The new young lads have huge potential and I’m here again to win and make history. The people here are different. When I touched down at the airport the other day, I felt the emotion.”
“It’s not just because I’m a United player – they saw me grow up here at 18, my passion and everything. So I feel very emotional, with desire and good energy.”
“I show off all the time, year by year, and this year will be the same. I know 100 per cent I will be good with my team-mates.”
“The supporters are special and hope they can push the team, and we’ll be doing our best to win important things.”