Why I was very Nervous against Newcastle – Ronaldo
Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday admitted it felt “magical” to be back at Manchester United’s “Theatre of Dreams”, with his two goals for the red devils against Newcastle.
The Portuguese was back in United’s famous No.7 jersey at Old Trafford on Saturday for the first time in 12 years.
He marked the occasion in style, with efforts either side of half-time helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to a comfortable 4-1 win.
Ronaldo has said on social media: “My return to Old Trafford was just a brief reminder of why this stadium is known as the Theatre of Dreams.
“For me, it has always been a magical place where you can achieve everything you set your mind into.
“Along with all my team-mates and with the amazing support that we always get from the stands, we face the road ahead with confidence and optimism that we’ll all be celebrating together in the end.
“Proud to be back at Man. United and playing in the Premier League once again, but above all, happy to help the team!
“Let’s go, Devils!”
The striker also added to BBC Sport: “It is unbelievable. When I started the game I was so nervous, I swear. It is normally because I did not expect that they would sing my name all game. I was very nervous but maybe I didn’t show but I was. The reception is incredible but I am here to win games and help the team.
“It was unbelievable moment. I was super-nervous and was thinking last night that I wanted to play good and show I was still capable of helping the team. This club is unbelievable and I am so proud. I am going to give everything to make them proud of me.
“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 my unbelievable and that is why I am back.”