“He has had a good preparation at Juventus,” said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “He has played for the national team and he has had a good week with us here. He will definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure.”
If it is up to the 36-year-old Ronaldo, he can still be admired in the city for a long time, where he also shone between 2003 and 2009. “I’m ready for it,” Ronaldo said earlier in conversation with MUTV. “I think I can still be great for the next three or four years.”
The five-time Golden Ball winner has scored 118 goals for United in the past and won three league titles and a Champions League with the club.
It doesn’t stop there, hopes the experienced attacker, who scored 36 times on behalf of Juventus last year. “I am motivated to prove myself again here.”
Ronaldo has now completed three training sessions at Carrington, the training complex of Manchester United.
At the beginning of this month, a large banner with an image of Cristiano Ronaldo was immediately hung at Old Trafford. Jackie Groenen can also be seen at the bottom left.
Fellow club icon Wayne Rooney expects Ronaldo’s return to be a resounding success. “In any case, his mentality will do the younger players good,” said the 35-year-old Englishman, who hung up his football boots last year and is now a coach of Derby County.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney played together at Manchester United from 2004 to 2009.
“I think United can finally compete for the league title again. I think they are obligated to do that too. Ronaldo is and remains a great player, who will undoubtedly show great things again this season. I’m sure he’s going to score a lot of goals.”