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Ronaldo’s second Man Utd debut to come vs Newcastle – but game not on TV

CRISTIANO RONALDO is set to make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle – but the game is NOT on TV.

The Portuguese legend – who left Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2009 – has re-joined United after a whirlwind 24 hours.

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Cristiano Ronaldo will take on Newcastle in his second Man Utd debut on September 11Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Ronaldo won’t be ready to make his second debut this weekend in United’s clash with Wolves.

But he will be available for the home game against Newcastle following the international break on September 11.

Unfortunately for fans, they won’t be able to watch the game live unless they’ve nabbed a ticket for the game at the Theatre of Dreams – with neither BT Sport nor Sky Sports showing it.

The early kick-off between Crystal Palace and Tottenham – as well as the tea-time game involving Chelsea and Aston Villa – have instead been given the televised slots.

United’s game remains a 3pm start, meaning fans will have to wait for Match of the Day to catch a glimpse of Ronaldo back in the Premier League.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri only confirmed Ronaldo wanted to leave after three years, having joined from Madrid on Friday.

And after Premier League champions City pulled out of the race, it gave United a clear sight to re-sign the club legend.

They soon made contact with the player and Juve and quickly agreed a transfer fee and personal terms.

Ronaldo, 36, with his agent Jorge Mendes flew into Lisbon where he was due to undergo a medical.

According to Sky Sports News, the forward is most likely to be given an emotional welcome back to Old Trafford on September 11.

United host Newcastle in the league, a team Ronaldo has NEVER lost to in his ten matches against them, drawing only once too.

Current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spent four years with Ronaldo from 2003-2007.

And he made it clear he would welcome back the United icon and revealed international team-mate Bruno Fernandes had already been in touch.

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Cristiano Ronaldo pictured with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2006Credit: AFP Solskjaer said: “I didn’t think Cristiano was going to leave Juventus. But if ever he is going to move away from Juventus he knows we are here.

“We’ve always had a good communication, Bruno has been talking to him as well. He knows how we feel about him.

“He is a legend of this club, the greatest players of all time if you ask me. So let’s see what happens with him.”

Juve are believed to have wanted close to £25m for Ronaldo, who had a year left on his contract, but are thought to have receieved a package worth £21m.

And with reports he was offered a three-year deal, United were quick to announce an agreement had been met between the clubs and player.

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Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Man Utd as Old Trafford legend completes sensational transfer return from Juventus

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