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Ronaldo smells a sixth Champions League trophy with Manchester United


Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message of caution to European clubs that he is on course to win a 6th Champions League trophy this season with Manchester United.

The Portuguese captain was on a brace against Newcastle United in his second debut for the Reds Devils at Old Trafford on Saturday, a game United won by 4-1.

The 36-year old opened the scores in the 45+2, pounding on a loose ball mishandled by the goalkeeper in post for the Magpies, Woodman before restoring the Red Devils lead in the 62-minute after Javier Manquillo equalized for Steve Bruce side.

Additional goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard made sure the Red Devils jump top the Premier League table.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer wasted no time in starting the former Juventus forward despite his involvement during the international break with Portugal and truly he didn’t disappoint.

Speaking with Sky Sports after the game, the player simply made it known that he rejoined to restore Manchester United to their glory days.

“The reception is incredible, but I'm here to win games, to help the team and get the club back where they deserve."

Manchester United last won the Champions League in 2008 before Ronaldo left the club for Real Madrid the following year.

They will begin the European campaign against Young Boys on Tuesday in Switzerland and the no.7 is likely to be featured. Although his dream of winning the European trophy with Juventus having departed from Madrid was not achieved yet his confidence in the Red Devils lineup is high, having joined up with Rafael Varane, also a former Real Madrid defender.

Ronaldo has won five Champions League, four with Real Madrid ((2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) and one with Manchester United in 2008.

He is yet to beat Francisco Gento, formerly of Real Madrid who won the European trophy six times.

The 36-year old is level with Paolo Maldini formerly of AC Milan, Alessandro Costacurta of AC Milan, Héctor Rial, Juan Alonso, Juan Santisteban, Marquitos, Rafael Lesmes, José María Zárraga, Alfredo Di Stéfano, all formerly of Real Madrid.

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