MORNING, UNITED FANS
Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed the legendary Manchester United No 7 shirt – and unexpectedly can pick it up in person!
United might be secretly content that the returning legend is now banned for Portugal’s last two World Cup qualifiers in this international break.
It means the shock deadline signing from Juventus can freshen up back in Manchester for his anticipated second Old Trafford debut, against Newcastle on September 11.
Ron, 36, earned his suspension after whipping off his shirt to celebrate his record-setting, match-winning late double on Tuesday night.
The Portugal skipper sunk Ireland 2-1 to reach 111 international goals, two more than previous joint record-holder Ali Daei of Iran.
Joe Cole believes capturing Ronaldo is the “stroke of genius” that makes United’s “England’s biggest club again” AND means they “must” win the Prem.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder told Coral: “I thought they had strengthened their squad well already but with Ronaldo adding to the quality they have brought through the door, they have to go and win it.”
“They have the biggest player in the league, with the biggest global reach. “
And ex-Old Trafford defender Gary Neville insists Dan James’ £25million departure to Leeds is “win win” for the Wales winger plus both clubs.
Nev said: “He’ll suit the way they play with such pace on the counter-attack. He’ll love it there.
“It’s a good thing for United to get the money they did, and good for Dan to further his career at a good club.”