Man United Top of the Premier League after Sunday’s Win
Manchester United are on top of the English Premier League table after their weekends win against Newcastle.
United demolished their opponent in the wake of return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford after 12 years had a memorable game scoring a brace in a 4-1 win.
Ronaldo’s double was followed by goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard as United moved to the top of the Premier League gaining 10 points after four matches.
The Portuguese international confessed that he was nervous because of the match and admitted to having butterflies in his stomach ahead of return to United.
“I was really nervous, maybe I did not show it,” Ronaldo told SKY Sports saying that the reception was phenomenon.
Away from United for over a decade as he established himself as one of the all-time greats during his spells with Real Madrid and Juventus, Ronaldo said he always retained a kinship with English football.
“This club is unbelievable and I am so proud. I am going to give everything to make them proud of me,” he said.
“Everyone knows the football in England is different than in any part of the world and to be honest it is the most special one. I arrived here at 18 and they treated me unbelievably and that is why I am back.”
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner lifted three Premier League titles and one Champions League during his six years with United in the Alex Ferguson era.
Now playing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – his former United colleague – Ronaldo believes his team can challenge for their first English title since 2013.
United boss Solskjaer revealed Ronaldo gave a speech to his new team-mates on the eve of the game and the Portugal striker said: “Everyone has to do his job.
“We have a fantastic team, a young team, with a fantastic coach but we have to build up confidence.
“The team needs to be mature if we want to win the league and the Champions League but we are in a good way and I am here to help the team.”