Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he is nervous before his first game since returning to Manchester United but is ready to start as a starter against Newcastle at Old Trafford today.
There was speculation in the media that Ronaldo could start on the bench on his return, but in an interview with his former teammate West Brown for the club's website, the Portuguese megastar revealed that he will try to persuade Ole Gunnar Solskyar to start from the first minute of the match.
"Of course, I will be nervous on Saturday, but I am more mature. I am experienced, I will be prepared. I will insist before Ole Gunnar Solskyar to start as a starter. The feeling of coming back here to Old Trafford is great because I know people are different. From the moment I got off the plane, I feel people's emotions. It's not just because I'm a Manchester United player. "They saw me growing up when I was 18 and they see my passion, so I'm emotional, I have that desire," he began.
During his first stay at the club, Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games, helping the team win three Premier League titles and once the Champions League.
Cristiano added that his age would not be a problem and even hinted that he would stay beyond the two-year contract. "People used to talk about my age, but they should, and they know I'm different. I am different from other people. I show all the time, year after year, and this year will be the same. I know 100% that I will do well with my teammates. The supporters will be on our side, these fans are special. I hope they help us when the team needs it
We will be on the field and do our best to try to win the big trophies. This is what we want and are looking for. That's why I'm here, I'm not on vacation - the titles used to be a good thing, but I'm here to win. I am capable and ready to start. I think this is a good opportunity for me, the fans and the club to stay one step ahead. I am ready and I think I will be of great importance in the next three or four years, "Ronaldo concluded.