Legendary Ronaldo expected to be unveiled in United’s league fixture

Sunday, August 29th, 2021 08:45 |
Cristiano Ronaldo.

There will be a celebratory atmosphere in the air for Manchester United when they visit Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Sunday for their third match of the new Premier League season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will oversee his 100th Premier League match in charge of the Red Devils and history could also be made, just days after the 20-time champions pulled off a sensational deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club.

Club legend Ronaldo looked destined for the blue half of Manchester at the beginning of the day but, within hours of news breaking that United themselves were also in the running, they had confirmed an agreement with Juventus to bring one of their greatest ever players back to Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old prodigal son will not join up with his new teammates until after the upcoming international break and will therefore play no part against Wolves, but the unexpected nature of his arrival.

However, the added bonus of stealing him from the grasp of title rivals Manchester City - is sure to give the whole club a major boost ahead of their trip to the Black Country.

It is a boost they arguably needed too following an underwhelming 1-1 draw away to Southampton last time out - a result which drained some early optimism raised by their opening-day, Bruno Fernandes-inspired hammering of Leeds United.

While their trip to St Mary's will undoubtedly be regarded as two points dropped rather than one gained, the result also saw them equal Arsenal's Invincible record of 27 Premier League away games unbeaten.

If the Red Devils can avoid defeat on Sunday, then they will have enjoyed the longest unbeaten away run in English Football League history, having not lost on the road in the Premier League since January 2020.

It will also be a landmark day for Solskjaer as he reaches a century of Premier League games in charge of the club - a milestone he looked unlikely to get to celebrate at numerous points during his time at the helm.

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