Portuguese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has transferred from Juventus to Manchester United, will make his debut at the English club on September 11.
AFP quoted Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as saying this on Sunday.
On that day, the Manchester team will host Newcastle in the fourth round of the English Premier League.
Ronaldo had played for Manchester United from 2003 to 2009 as well.
Ronaldo’s move back to United must be completed before the summer transfer window closes on Tuesday night and Solskjaer is unsurprisingly excited by the prospect of having his former team-mate on board.
“Of course the fans have been excited for the last couple of days, we all are of course,” said the boss. “He has had such a great career and he has been here before. Hopefully we can just finalise the paperwork and announce it. He is going to give everybody a boost, of course. I played with him, he’s a great player, he is a top human being, he is a top professional, so he will give everybody in the squad and everybody around the club a buzz.”
In a separate interview with Sky Sports, Solskjaer went on to discuss the impact that Ronaldo will have on our strikers and the squad as a whole.
“I think everyone’s looking forward to having Cristiano in and the paperwork done,” said the boss. “I think it just adds more confidence and belief in what we’re doing.
“We’re gradually improved and improved and signed younger players. Now we’ve signed Jadon, who is also a young player and Raphael who is experienced and won everything. Now hopefully Cristiano can come in and show what he’s done in his career.
“He’s a more experienced player than when he was here last time. He’s evolved and had an unbelievable career. All the talk about how he’s too old- just make it personal and he’ll show what he can do.”