Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Man Utd v Newcastle Utd

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A scarf featuring Cristiano Ronaldo before his first game back at Manchester United for 12 years
Manchester United paid Juventus a transfer fee of £12.8m for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Manchester United’s starting XI against Newcastle on Saturday – his first appearance for the club for 12 years.

Ronaldo, who re-signed for the Red Devils last month from Juventus, last appeared for the club on 27 May 2009 before joining Real Madrid for £80m.

The Portuguese, 36, scored 118 goals in 292 appearances in his first spell for Manchester United between 2003-09.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo is wearing the number seven shirt.

Line-ups

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 19Varane
  • 5Maguire
  • 23Shaw
  • 6Pogba
  • 31Matic
  • 11Greenwood
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 25Sancho
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2Lindelöf
  • 3Bailly
  • 8Mata
  • 9Martial
  • 14Lingard
  • 17Fred
  • 20Dalot
  • 22Heaton
  • 34van de Beek

Newcastle

Formation 5-3-2

  • 27Woodman
  • 19Manquillo
  • 14Hayden
  • 6Lascelles
  • 2Clark
  • 11Ritchie
  • 28Willock
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 24Almirón
  • 7Joelinton
  • 10Saint-Maximin

Substitutes

  • 5Schär
  • 12Lewis
  • 16Hendrick
  • 17Krafth
  • 18Fernández
  • 23Murphy
  • 26Darlow
  • 34Gayle
  • 56White

Referee:
Anthony Taylor

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