CRISTIANO RONALDO is hoping to be available for Manchester United’s clash against Newcastle on Saturday after taking part in his first training session.
The 36-year-old has been released from international duty early by Portugal due to suspenion, with the forward wasting no time in getting to work at Carrington.
With most of United‘s key first-team players still with their countries, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner trained with those not involved for their nations this week.
In pictures shared by the Red Devils, Ronaldo could be seen alongside the likes of Juan Mata, Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
His compatriot Diogo Dalot looked starstruck to be next to the ex-Real Madrid ace as he failed to hide his grin while staring at him.
With Ronaldo not able to train with the majority of his team-mates until Friday, it remains to be seen whether he will be available to face the Magpies at Old Trafford.
Instead, his second debut could come in next week’s Champions League tie away at Swiss outfit Young Boys.
After his move from Juventus was confirmed, Ronaldo stated he wished to have face-to-face talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarding his position in the side.
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And in pictures released by United, Ronaldo can be seen interacting with the Norwegian gaffer.
Meanwhile the club’s website confirmed that the striker had spent time in Solskjaer’s office prior to heading out to the training pitch.
He even cauight up with some familiar faces at Carrington, with the player caught on camera chatting to assistant manager Mike Phelan.
The 58-year-old has already worked with Ronaldo having been Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man during his first stint at United.
Ronaldo was also seen with former team-mate Darren Fletcher, who now works as United’s technical director.
United are hoping Ronaldo can spearhead the club to their first Premier League title since 2013.
And SunSport understands that the Sporting Lisbon academy graduate has already issued a rallying call to his team-mates that he’s at the club to win trophies.