Cristiano Ronaldo starts against Newcastle United as Manchester United confirm strong eleven

Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford in the Premier League this afternoon, while also welcoming back Cristiano Ronaldo to the ‘Theatre of Dreams’.

Ronaldo completed his sensational return to Man United late in the summer transfer window, leaving Juventus to rejoin the club where he won his first Ballon D’Or and Champions League title, and the Red Devils’ clash with Newcastle marks their first fixture since the transfer was sealed.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope to see his Man United side can make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League, with their 1-0 victory against Wolves last time out following a disappointing draw with Southampton after the opening-weekend demolition of Leeds.

Meanwhile, Steve Bruce’s Newcastle are still targeting their first victory of the new top-flight season, following defeats by West Ham and Aston Villa and a draw against the Saints.

Confirmed line-ups

Man United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.

Newcastle: Woodman; Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Hayden, S Longstaff, Willock; Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton


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