Cristiano Ronaldo completes first training session since Manchester United transfer

Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured back at Carrington for the first time since completing a sensational return to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

Ronaldo, 36, officially completed his transfer last week after United agreed an initial €15million deal with Juventus for his signature, which could eventually rise to €23m.

The Portuguese ace will wear the No.7 shirt during his second spell at the club and has been gearing up ahead of a potential second debut against Newcastle in the Premier League this weekend.

Ronaldo returned to Manchester last week ahead of schedule, in order to be in contention for the match and made his first appearance at the club’s training complex on Tuesday morning. He has completed a period of quarantine upon touching down in the UK, as per covid-19 guidelines.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner met with former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the first time since completing his move and was also introduced to the group of players not currently away on international duty.

Ronaldo even took part in his first training session with the club as he looks to fight for a starting role against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking after the deal was announced last week, Ronaldo outlined his desire to get back onto the pitch as soon as possible for his new club.

“Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday,” he said.

“I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”

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