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- Cristiano Ronaldo is to make his second Manchester United debut on Saturday
- The Portuguese star returned to Old Trafford this summer, joining from Juventus
- His record against Newcastle from his first spell will concern the visiting side
- Latest Premier League news, including live action, fixtures and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
The must-have ticket this weekend is at Old Trafford as Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to make his second debut for the club.
Having rejoined the club from Juventus this summer, Ronaldo, who started training with the squad earlier this week, is ready to be unleashed against Newcastle.
Ronaldo will be itching to make his mark as the star attraction and that spells bad news for Newcastle’s defenders.
Follow Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ for live Premier League coverage of Manchester United vs Newcastle, including build-up, team news and updates.
So what is behind Cristiano’s incredible career?
Well, the answer is simple, ish. Five naps a day on clean sheets, ankle weights during sessions, cryotherapy chambers, personal chefs and, er, sunbeds.
Sportsmail’s CHRIS WHEELER takes you through Ronaldo’s incredible fitness regime to make him one of the most athletic figures in sport, let alone football.
Ronaldo’s goal and trophy record is not to be smarted at. The 36-year-old has won pretty much everything there is to win in football, apart from the World Cup of course.
Take a look at Cristiano’s incredible career so far in numbers below…
This is not Ronaldo’s first Manchester United debut, of course.
The Portuguese first turned up at Old Trafford as a skinny teenager in 2003, making an impressive debut against Bolton Wanderers on his debut.
United were 1-0 up when Ronaldo came on, the Red Devils ended up as 4-0 winners come full-time. The Ronaldo effect was immediate, could we see the same today?
Have a look at our account of Ronaldo’s first debut back in 2003…
Kick-off may be just under three hours away, but the atmosphere is already building at Old Trafford ahead of the return of one of their biggest ever stars.
Talk all you want about what Ronaldo will bring on the pitch, but the Portuguese icon will improve United’s merchandise department as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo. The biggest star to make his name in England. One of the greatest players to have ever played the game. Today, he returns to the Premier League with Manchester United.
Could we be seeing the player that changes the course of the Premier League title race today? Ronaldo will bring goals, athleticism and big-game mentality to the Red Devils Premier League charge this season.
Follow all the build-up to Ronaldo’s second coming right here, with kick-off coming to you live on this page from 3pm (BST).
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