Morning, United fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed the legendary Manchester United No. 7 shirt – and could unexpectedly pick it up in person!
United may be secretly satisfied that the returning legend has been banned from Portugal’s last two World Cup qualifiers during this international break.
That means Juventus could return to Manchester on September 11 for their expected second Old Trafford debut against Newcastle.
Ron, 36, was suspended late Tuesday night after taking off his shirt to celebrate a double-match winning record.
The Portugal captain beat Ireland 2-1 to score 111 international goals, two more than former Iranian joint record holder Ali Dai.
Joe Cole believes the capture of Ronaldo is a “shock of intelligence” that makes United “England’s biggest club” and means they must win a love affair.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder told Coral: “I thought they had already strengthened their team well but with the quality of Ronaldo they have brought through the door, they have to win it.”
“They have the biggest player in the league, the biggest global reach.”
And former Old Trafford defender Gary Newell has insisted that Dan James’ 25 25million Leeds departure is a “win-win” for both clubs, apart from the Wales winger.
New said: “He will be in line with the way he plays in the counter-attack. He will like it there.
“It’s good for United to make money and it’s good for Dean to pursue a career in the club.”