Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has confirmed that star signing Cristiano Ronaldo made a speech to his new teammate last night ahead of his second debut against Newcastle United this afternoon.
Speaking after The Red Devils' thumping 4-1 win, the Norwegian told MUTV that the 36 year old gave a 'little speech to the boys' at the team hotel less than 24 hours before they stepped out at Old Trafford.
:speaking_head: Solskjær: "Ronaldo did a speech to the boys last night. It's just perfect for him, you see what he's about, sensing the movement, smelling the danger. But he's also evolved into a proper team player." [MUTV]- UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) September 11, 2021
Ronaldo's two strikes sent Old Trafford into absolute delirium, with his mother pictured looking emotional as the Portuguese hero enjoyed the perfect start to life back in red.
"My return to Old Trafford was just a brief reminder of why this stadium is known as The Theatre of Dreams," Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.
"For me, it has always been a magical place where you can achieve everything you set your mind to."
His manager was full of praise for his performance after the match and commended the forward's instincts in the penalty area.
"He deserves it," Solskjær replied when asked about the amazing welcome Ronaldo received. "For what he's done for this club and for what he's done in his career.
He has that knack of 'I need to come alive'. He's developed as a player. He's actually more active and more involved in the link up than he used to.
It's never easy after international breaks. It's never easy with expectations, you know Cristiano coming back and you have a team you have to break down. I thought we were patient enough and did well."
United fans will get the chance to see their new number 7 again in a few days' time when they travel to Young Boys for their opening clash of this year's Champions League.
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