Premier League giants Manchester United have, on Friday evening, confirmed when recent addition Cristiano Ronaldo is set to link up with the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
A fine summer all told on the red half of Manchester of course came to a spectacular head this day last week.
As if the high-profile additions of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane were not enough, those in a position of power at Old Trafford set the world of football alight with their third and final reinforcement to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
The player brought in? 5-time Ballon d’Or winner and Reds prodigal son Cristiano Ronaldo.
After the Portuguese made clear his desire to depart Serie A heavyweights Juventus on the back of three seasons in Turin, United swooped decisively for his signature, beating out competition from neighbours Man City.
In turn, Ronaldo put pen to paper on a two-year contract at the Theatre of Dreams, coming full circle on the back of a 12-year spell away from the club.
Excitement, in turn, has since inevitably begun to spread throughout the Red Devils’ fanbase.
Ronaldo has been tipped to potentially make his 2nd United bow as early as next weekend, when Solskjaer and co. welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford.
And, if the latest word stemming from the club’s official website is anything to go by, then such a possibility cannot be ruled out.
In a post across their social media platforms on Friday evening, Manchester United revealed a series of photos of their latest addition touching down in Manchester.
The 36-year-old was subsequently greeted by ex-teammate Darren Fletcher in a private airport terminal, before, crucially, an insight into exactly when he is expected to begin training with his new club was forthcoming.
As per the announcement:
‘Cristiano is now preparing to begin training with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Carrington next week.’