Cristiano Ronaldo is about to make his first start since returning to Manchester United.

Old Trafford is packed for Ronaldo’s return, and the Portuguese superstar has been named in the starting line-up.

Ronaldo was seen before kick-off giving a thumbs up to the Old Trafford crowd.

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It is truly wondrous seeing Ronaldo back in United colours. He starts once again wearing his iconic number 7 shirt, for the first time since leaving in 2009.

 

Ronaldo looked happy as he went through his warm up and interacted with the crowd.

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Fans have brought banners, flags and scarves to celebrate Ronaldo’s return to add to the carnival-like atmosphere for the match.

Not many players are capable of living up to all this hype. But with Ronaldo, we don’t need to worry.

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