It was a memorable return for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo played his first game in the red of Manchester United since May 2009 and helped his side to a 4-1 win over Newcastle United

You can see some highlights from the match in the video below. 

Ronaldo was cheered from the moment he left the team bus on its arrival Old Trafford throughout the warm-up and then once the game had started, Ronaldo repaid the backing in the best way. 

Ronaldo broke the deadlock just before half-time when he scored from a few yards after Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman spilled Mason Greenwood's shot.

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The Geordies had briefly threatened to spoil the party after Saint-Maximin equalised. A second goal from Ronaldo alongside strikes from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard saw United home comfortably.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke with the BBC and other media outlets after the match:

"I'm so happy for Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm so happy for the team and supporters. You sense the atmosphere around the club since he signed. It could easily have been an anti-climax because expectations were so high.

"It feels like one of the old days. It’s special. Ronaldo is a special man and a special player for us in the history of the club."

United finished the day on top of the Premier League. Their next game is in the Champions League and a trip to Switzerland to face Young Boys.

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