Cristiano Ronaldo turned up for Manchester United training at his stylish best on Wednesday as he arrived in a £170,000 Lamborghini – giving the thumbs up to reporters as the world awaits his second debut for the Red Devils.
He completed his fairytale return to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day, joining from Juventus for around £12m, with the 36-year-old hoping to fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to Premier League glory this season.
Ronaldo had arrived at Carrington this week to speak with his new boss and former team-mate and is now raring to go after returning from Portugal international duty as he prepares for a possible appearance against Newcastle at Old Trafford, just three days away on Saturday afternoon.
But fans salivating at the prospect of watching their hero on TV will be disappointed as it is a 3pm kick off, meaning they’ll be forced to listen out for updates.
Ronaldo has come in for his second day of training after being pictured back on the Carrington complex for the first time since his homecoming as he was seen strutting his stuff and smiling alongside his new team-mates.
In the series of photos taken from Ronaldo’s first foray back on to the training pitch with United, he can be seen being through his paces with some ball work, and also trying to keep himself cool with water in the scorching heat.
Ronaldo was introduced to the United players currently not away on international duty, including the likes of Juan Mata, Fred and compatriot Diogo Dalot.
Dalot looked notably star struck by his colleague during the session, having glanced at him with clear admiration and a wide smile on his face.
Ronaldo has joined United on a two-year deal, and arrived back in Manchester last Thursday, having been released early from Portugal’s squad after being hit with a suspension for a booking.
He has already shown the quality United fans can expect having hit a brace for his country to secure a last-gasp 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland last week, and has since been staying at his Cheshire mansion during a five-day quarantine period.
Ronaldo has been staying with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, as well as their children Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, 11, Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro, three, Eva Maria Dos Santos, four, and Mateo Ronaldo, also four. The stunning property includes a swimming pool, gym, cinema room, hot tub and six-strong security patrol.
The forward was able to link up with his team-mates at Carrington after taking a day two test on Saturday and the day five test on Tuesday as part of the NHS’s test to release scheme.