Cristiano Ronaldo is 2 Days Away from Long-Awaited Return to Man Utd
Tuesday saw the Portuguese football legend making his initial appearance at Man U’s training centre after being permitted to leave the Portuguese team’s camp earlier than expected.
A Much-Anticipated Man United Comeback
At the end of August, Manchester United revealed that Ronaldo would be rejoining the team, having left Juventus after 3 years of playing in the Italian Serie A. Wednesday saw the 5-time winner of the Ballon d’Or undertaking his first complete training session, led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The manager himself was instrumental in driving through Ronaldo’s comeback after he alerted the board to the possibility of Cristiano joining rival team Manchester City unless United took action to stop a deal.
What Odds Are the Bookies Offering?
It isn’t too surprising that Ronaldo is now the bookie’s top choice to open Saturday’s scoring when Newcastle and Man U go head-to-head at the Old Trafford ground. Odds of +200 have been offered on the Portuguese player, while Bruno Fernandes has odds of +350, and Edinson Cavani’s odds currently stand at +300. Odds of -625 have been offered on Man United winning the match, with odds of +600 on a draw and the chances of Newcastle winning coming in at +1300.
Three games have now taken place since the football season began, and the Magpies are sitting on the edge of the dreaded relegation zone after only scoring a single point following a 2-2 draw against Southampton at home and losses of 0-2 and 2-4 against Aston Villa and West Ham Utd respectively. Meanwhile, Manchester has 7 points, putting the team in 3rd place.