Christiano Ronaldo has spent his first full day training with the Manchester United squad following his summer move to the club from Juventus. This is the first time the striker has been back to the Carrington training ground since he left 12 years ago to play for Real Madrid for the then record-breaking £80 million.
Ronaldo is now 36 years old and has signed a two-year contract for his old club. A statement on the Manchester United Website says that “it is hoped the striker will be ready to assist the side and begin to have an immediate impact in his second spell at the club.”
His second debut is set to play against either Newcastle United in the Premier League, or to play in their opening Champions League game on Tuesday.
Ronaldo has already had a good start to the season as he became the highest-scoring international footballer ever to play after he scored two goals in Portugal’s win over the Republic of Ireland last Wednesday. It is hoped that he will bring his international form along with him when he starts playing for his new club.