What kind of Ronaldo does Man Utd get?
Cristiano Ronaldo says he has not returned to Manchester United “for a vacation” as the Portuguese captain prepares for his return home at Old Trafford on Saturday.
During his first tenure with the Red Devils, the 36-year-old scored 118 goals in 292 games in six successful years in the Northwest.
“I’m capable,” said Ronaldo on the club’s official website. “I’m ready.”
United welcome Newcastle in the Premier League at 3:00 p.m. BST.
Ronaldo’s signing for £ 12.8m from Juventus was one of the summer’s biggest transfer stories as United rival Manchester City appeared to be one of the forward’s favorites.
The Portuguese star who will wear this Number seven jersey again won three Premier League titles, a Champions League, two League Cups and an FA Cup – as well as the Fifa Club World Cup and Community Shield – under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Although United have won trophies since Ronaldo moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2009, they haven’t secured a top division title since the 2012/13 season.
“That’s why I’m here,” he said. “I’m not here to go on vacation.
“Before it was good to win important things and I wore the shirt many years ago, but I’m here to win again.
“It’s a good chance for me, for the fans, for the club to be one step ahead. I’m ready and I think I’ll be a big thing in the next three or four years.”