HOW HE BECAME I-RON MAN
Cristiano Ronaldo has come a long way since his first Manchester United debut 18 years ago – both on the pitch and physically.
The 36-year-old Portuguese legend is back at Old Trafford after completing his remarkable return to the Red Devils on transfer deadline day from Juventus.
United supporters, some of whom even chased after his £160,000 Lamborghini after training today, are desperate to see him wearing the club’s colours again.
So much so that tickets for his expected second coming against Newcastle on Saturday are selling for as much as £2,500.
There is still a slight doubt whether or not the former Real Madrid ace will start or come off the bench.
However, there is zero doubt that the veteran’s body is in completely different shape to his first ever outing for United.
The forward was a work in progress when he arrived at Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon as an 18-year-old. He made his original bow for them on August 16, 2003, during a 4-0 win over Bolton.
There is a slight doubt whether the former Real Madrid ace will start or come off the bench this Saturday. However, there is zero doubt that the veteran’s body is in completely different shape to his first ever outing for United.