Cristiano Ronaldo will make his long-awaited second debut for Manchester United when they entertain Newcastle at Old Trafford this weekend.
The Portuguese superstar made 196 Premier League appearances for United between 2003 and 2009 as he grew into elite football, then developed into a world-conquering icon with Real Madrid over nine stunning seasons in La Liga.
The 36-year-old will be the centre of attention at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend regardless of whether he starts the game or not. Early reports suggest fans may need to wait for his entry to the game as a substitute.
Newcastle are first in Ronaldo’s sights and Magpies fans will be fearing the worst ahead of the tricky trip to the North West.
Steve Bruce’s men sit 17th after three games with two defeats and a draw to their name so far.
Containing Ronaldo will be a priority should he feature on Saturday, but young English superstar Mason Greenwood has been the man on fire for United this term with a goal in each of his three appearances so far.
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When is Man Utd v Newcastle?
Man Utd v Newcastle will take place on Saturday 11th September 2021.
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What time is kick-off?
Man Utd v Newcastle will kick off at 3pm.
There are numerous Premier League games taking place this weekend, including Leeds v Liverpool at 4:30pm on Sunday.
What TV channel is Man Utd v Newcastle on?
Unfortunately, this game has not been selected for broadcast in the UK as not every match will be shown live on TV now that fans are allowed into stadiums.
How to live stream Man Utd v Newcastle online
This game will not be shown on any live streaming platforms in the UK.
Listen to Man Utd v Newcastle on radio
You can listen to exclusive live coverage of Man Utd v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Fans can either tune in via their radio, online via the BBC website or via the BBC Sounds app.
Ian Dennis and Chris Waddle will be on commentary duty for the momentous occasion as Ronaldo makes his return.
Man Utd v Newcastle team news
Man Utd predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Van de Beek, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Cavani
Newcastle predicted XI: Woodman; Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar; Murphy, Willock, Longstaff, Hayden, Ritchie; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Man Utd v Newcastle odds
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Our prediction: Man Utd v Newcastle
We’re going to say it. Don’t expect too much from Ronaldo too soon into his return. Apologies, Newcastle fans, as this means he’s now a dead-cert for a hat-trick.
United are a maturing, blossoming side that too many have overlooked to go all the way in the title race this season. While not perfect, they have shown plenty of ferocious attacking intent so far in 2021/22 to suggest they will blow teams away.
Newcastle haven’t strengthened their squad since the sides met last season and have shown very little to suggest they will make an impact in the league once again. This is Manchester United’s day, Cristiano Ronaldo’s day, and nothing Newcastle can muster will prevent them from enjoying it.