Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford today after 12 years with the Manchester United jersey, scoring two goals in his side's victory over Newcastle.
Cristiano Ronaldo shocked the world when heopted for a return to a €23m fee this summer
and proved his class once again as he marked his debut with a brace inhis side’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle
Sir Alex Ferguson, who brought Ronaldo from Sporting for his first spell with Manchester United, revealed the part he played in ensuring a return to the Red Devils was completed. He toldViaplay
"I'm excited like everyone else, there was anticipation all day yesterday and waking up in the morning. I speak for all supporters - it's a great day for Manchester United.
"A lot of people played their part (in bringing Ronaldo back) and I contributed knowing that really Cristiano wanted to come here and that was important. It worked very well. I wouldn't say it's emotional but it's exciting for me and relief because I couldn't imagine him playing for Man City, I don't think anyone could.
"That's why we took steps to make sure he came here and the club then followed in very well and I spoke to the Glazers and it was done. I think he will make an impact on the young players in particular, he's got the experience to handle the occasion."
After completing his debut against
told his post-match interview:
“I didn’t expect to score two goals, I expect one but not two. I have to appreciate the fans and what they did to me today. I feel so proud for that.
"The most important thing was to win and to win games. Manchester [United]needs to be where they deserve. It is to win, to build the team and build the club and the mentality.”
as they kick-start their Champions League campaign.