Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Cristiano Ronaldo is relied upon to make his second presentation for the club against Newcastle in under about fourteen days’ time.
United reported on Friday that they had concurred an arrangement with Juventus for the five-time world player of the year to get back to Old Trafford 12 years after he left for Real Madrid.
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Ronaldo’s return is dependent upon the arrangement of individual terms, a medical and a visa, and fans won’t need to stand by long to see the 36-year-old in action.
“I hope he will [face Newcastle on September 11],” Solskjaer told BBC Sport. “We’re working to get that done. He’s a special boy, or man now, he was a boy when I played with him. Of course we want to get that over the line.
“Of course the players are excited, some have played with him in their national team. You see the fans – they’re excited. That’s what he does, he’s a special player.”
David de Gea, who was the star man to United’s 1-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday, is excited by Ronaldo’s up and coming return.
The goalkeeper said: “I think it’s great for us, for all the Manchester United fans to have him back, it will be great, it is already great, you can feel it in the atmosphere.
“Hopefully he will bring something special as well to make the team better so it’s great value.”