Cristiano Ronaldo says he is ready to start against Newcastle

Cristiano Ronaldo has assured Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer that he is ready to start against Newcastle United on Saturday but admits that he will be worried.

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On Tuesday, Ronaldo reconnected with his old teammate and new boss before training with his new teammates for the first time in preparation for the game against the Magpies.

Despite only having four days to prepare with the group for the game, the Portuguese winger’s fitness is unquestionable after spending many weeks in pre-season with his old club Juventus as well as participating in Portugal’s recent international break.

Ronaldo wants to start against Newcastle

The 36-year-old admits he is nervous ahead of the weekend, but will draw on his first-team debut experiences during his first tenure at the club.

“I did not expect to start or to even come on in the game [in 2003], so I was super nervous. Of course, I will be nervous on Saturday, but I am more mature, I am more experienced,” he told Manchester United FC.

As the two took a tour around Old Trafford ahead of what might be an emotional competitive homecoming over the weekend, Ronaldo spoke with former United defender Wes Brown, who was a teammate of the Portugal star during his first tenure at the club.

Ronaldo was photographed strolling out of the Old Trafford tunnel, wearing a United home shirt with his name and number on the back, before offering a short but beautiful greeting to his adoring fans in a separate video released on the club’s social media accounts.

Marcus Rashford will miss the Newcastle match as he continues his recuperation from shoulder surgery, while midfielder Fred is also unavailable for selection after FIFA suspended all Brazilian national team players who failed to report for international duty.

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