Cristiano Ronaldo will make his long-awaited second debut for Manchester United when they entertain Newcastle at Old Trafford this weekend.
The Portuguese superstar made 196 Premier League appearances for United between 2003 and 2009 as he rose to elite football, then went on to become a world icon with Real Madrid in a breathtaking nine seasons in La Liga.
The 36-year-old will be the center of attention at the Theater of Dreams this weekend whether he starts the game or not. Early reports suggest fans may have to wait until he enters the game as a replacement.
Newcastle are first in Ronaldo’s sights and Magpies fans will fear the worst ahead of the delicate trip to the North West.
Steve Bruce’s men sit 17th after three games with two losses and one draw to date.
Containing Ronaldo will be a priority if he appears on Saturday, but young England superstar Mason Greenwood has been the man on fire for United this term with one goal in each of his three appearances so far.
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When is Man Utd vs Newcastle?
Man Utd v Newcastle will take place on Saturday 11 September 2021.
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What time is the kick-off?
Man Utd v Newcastle will start at 3 p.m..
There are plenty of Premier League games taking place this weekend, including Leeds v Liverpool at 4.30pm on Sunday.
What TV channel is Man Utd v Newcastle showing on?
Unfortunately this match has not been selected to be broadcast in the UK as not all matches will be shown live on TV now that fans are allowed to enter the stadiums.
You can follow the final highlights of the match in Match of the Day every Saturday night and Match Day 2 on Sunday.
How to live stream Man Utd v Newcastle online
This game will not be shown on any live streaming platform in the UK.
Check out Match of the Day and Match of Day 2 on iPlayer as well as the teams’ official YouTube channels after matches for all the highlights.
Listen to Man Utd vs. Newcastle on the radio
You can listen to exclusive live coverage of Man Utd v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Fans can tune in through their radio, online through the BBC website or through the BBC Sounds app.
Ian Dennis and Chris Waddle will be on duty as commentators for the momentous occasion as Ronaldo returns.
Man Utd team news vs Newcastle
Man Utd predicted XI: From Géa; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Van de Beek, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Cavani
Newcastle predicted XI: Woodman; Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar; Murphy, Willock, Longstaff, Hayden, Ritchie; Saint-Maximin, Joëlinton
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Man Utd vs Newcastle odds
In partnership with Radio Times, bet365 has provided the following betting odds for this event:
bet365 odds: Man Utd (2/11) To design (13/2) Newcastle (14/1) *
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Our prediction: Man Utd v Newcastle
We will say it. Don’t expect too much from Ronaldo too soon for his return. Apologies, Newcastle fans, because that means he’s now out of control for a hat-trick.
United are a mature and successful team that too many people have overlooked to go through with the title race this season. While not perfect, they have displayed a lot of fierce attacking intentions so far in 2021/22 to suggest they will wow teams.
Newcastle have not strengthened their squad since the two sides met last season and have shown very little to suggest they will have an impact in the league again. It’s Manchester United day, Cristiano Ronaldo day, and nothing Newcastle can muster will stop them enjoying it.
Our prediction: Man Utd 3-0 Newcastle (7/1 To bet365)
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