There’s no doubt about it, Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United was an international event, and the man did not let anyone down, scoring in each half to help his team win 4-1 against Newcastle.
“As I told you before, we have huge potential,” Ronaldo told MUTV after his second homecoming. “We have fantastic players, a good coach, a good team. We need to build up the mentality to win the Premier League and even the Champions League.
“So I am here to help the team. I think we have the 11 that are playing and those on the bench that can help as well. We have a good team, as I told you, and the spirit is there.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was understandably full of praise.
“Cristiano senses the big moments and is ruthless,” he said. “He is clinical. He has lifted the team and everyone around us. It’s just perfect for him, you see what he’s about, sensing the moment and smelling the danger but he’s also evolved into a proper team player. He has developed into a fantastic goalscorer. He played a very good game, dropped in and linked the play well.”
You can watch the highlights and read Wayne Barton’s report from the game live on the website now.
Today at 7pm Dave Murphy and former United defender Scott Wootton will be discussing the incredible debut live on our YouTube channel, which can be accessed from any of the below links – please like and subscribe for more unique content.
Now please enjoy a series of videos that you might not see elsewhere on social media – the Ronaldo return as it happened aside from the ninety minutes.
Our videos show the reaction of supporters as his name was announced in the team, as he came out for his warm up, as he came on to the pitch, as he left the pitch at full-time and the post-match hysteria as fans demanded to see him again.
Reaction from Old Trafford as Cristiano Ronaldo is named in the Man Utd team for the first time
From the stands : Cristiano Ronaldo comes out for first warm up in front of United fans
From the stands : Cristiano Ronaldo emerges from the tunnel for his second Manchester United debut
From the stands : Cristiano Ronaldo leaves pitch, applauds Man Utd fans after scoring twice on debut
“We want Ronaldo!” Old Trafford 20 minutes after final whistle against his debut double v Newcastle