Cristiano Ronaldo to play against Newcastle, possibly from the bench

Soccer analyst and handicapper Nigel Seeley joins Follow The Money to discuss what kind of impact has been felt in the betting market since Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Manchester United, and how the move has been perceived in the soccer world.

MANCHESTER, England — Cristiano Ronaldo will make the first appearance of his second spell at Manchester United in the English Premier League against Newcastle on Saturday.

It may be from the bench, though.

“He will definitely be on the pitch at some point,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.

Solskjaer said Ronaldo is ready to feature having had a preseason with Juventus and also having played the full game for Portugal in a World Cup qualifier against Ireland last week.

Ronaldo has been training at United since Tuesday.

Solskjaer said he expects Ronaldo to play at the top level until he is 40 years old, like another United great in Ryan Giggs.

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