Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has given everybody a lift.
This goes through to the players too, who can feel the energy of the support, especially the vociferous away fans at Molineux on Sunday.
United’s players are excited to play alongside Ronaldo, as he prepares for his second spell at the club.
France midfielder Paul Pogba has done battle with Ronaldo on the international stage recently. As a United academy graduate coming through shortly after Ronaldo left in 2009, he appreciates what Ronaldo means at Old Trafford.
Pogba told Sky’s cameras: “Everybody knows [what he brings]. He’s already a legend in this club and he’s coming back, so obviously it’s huge for us, for the club.
“He’s going to bring his experience, his quality and obviously when he comes the level goes up. We’re really pleased he’s coming but the most important today is the win so when he comes we keep this mentality of winning, and keep winning.”
De Gea and Shaw give their backing
A very happy David de Gea was one of Manchester United’s stars against Wolves.
Asked about Ronaldo, De Gea first jokingly responded with, ‘Who?’.
De Gea then added: “It’s like a dream for all the Manchester United fans, for us. To have him back it is going to be great, you can feel in the atmosphere.
“Hopefully he can bring something special as well to make the team even better. It’s great to have him.”
Teammate Luke Shaw spoke before the game, telling the club website: “I feel like it’s given the club a massive lift not just inside but also outside.
“Obviously it’s a big positive. He’s been one of the best players in the world for a number of years now. Everyone is excited for him to come in and not just learn off him but be able to play with him too.”
Ronaldo is expected to seal his move to Manchester United over the next 48 hours before the transfer deadline.
United are due to play Newcastle on September 11 at 3pm at Old Trafford.
In between, Ronaldo will be with Portugal at international level in which he will be looking to go clear as the all-time record international goalscorer. Currently he sits tied on 109 goals with Ali Daei.
United’s win over Wolves takes the side up to seven points, in joint second behind surprise leaders Tottenham, who are the only side to win all three of their opening matches.
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