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Man United Planning Special Welcome For Cristiano Ronaldo’s Return To Old Trafford This Saturday

James Aldred

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Man United Planning Special Welcome For Cristiano Ronaldo’s Return To Old Trafford This Saturday

Manchester United are set to mark Cristiano Ronaldo's return to the club with a unique moment before Saturday's clash with Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

That's according to The Sun, who say the 36 year old will make a solo walk to the centre circle before kick-off after his name is announced to a boisterous crowd.

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This is not the first time The Red Devils have announced a new signing in such a manner, with defender Raphaël Varane taking to the pitch ahead of his new employers' first game of the season against Leeds United on 14th August.

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But whilst United fans were buoyed by Varane's arrival, nothing will compare to the noise Old Trafford will make when Ronaldo steps onto the field.

Excitement has reached fever pitch since the Portuguese superstar confirmed he would be wearing the famous red of United once again. Last Friday, there were lengthy queues outside the club shop as fans desperately tried to get their hands on a 'Ronaldo 7' shirt, with claiming the club accrued over £32.5 million in the 12 hours since his shirt went on sale.

Moreover, it is rumoured that tickets for Saturday's match are swapping hands for as much as £2,500.

However, supporters might not see Ronaldo for as much as they would like this weekend. Having bagged a brace for Portugal against Ireland last week, the player now has to isolate for five days, meaning he will only have one day's training with his teammates before the weekend's fixture.

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Therefore, Ronaldo is expected to start the match on the substitutes' bench. However, that long-awaited, second full debut could happen just three days later, when United travel to Young Boys for their opening Champions League group match.

Unfortunately, it's looking unlikely that the visitors' fans will be able to make that trip. Yesterday, UEFA announced that away teams fans would be able to travel to Champions and Europa League fixtures providing the home side's health and government rules allowed them to do so.

Officials at Young Boys are not accepting NHS passes on entry, meaning at present there are no plans to open the away end at the Stade de Suisse.

Topics: Manchester United, Ronaldo

James Aldred
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