Last seasonâ€™s UEFA top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to defend his title when his side faces Aalborg tonight.
It is understood that Ronaldo will be in the starting XI for Manchester Untied for the first time since the final in Moscow and he could once again mark it with a goal.
Statistics show that the winger has played twice as a starter for the Reds this season and scored two goals. On the other side, Aalborg have let eight goals pass into their net domestically on home soil.
Two years ago, the Red Devils lost 1 â€“ 0 in Denmark to Copenhagen. This time, they will hope to break their opponentâ€™s dead lock to avoid any setback and Ronaldo will surely be on fire to help Manchester United perform its wish.
Written by: Angela Asante
Two starts and two goals, the European Golden Boot winner is once again the man to watch, not only because of the controversies he causes but also for his dynamic and influential performance on the pitch.
On Saturday afternoon, defending champions Manchester United hosted Bolton Wanderers in a game where victory was the clubâ€™s sole option in order to have its campaign back on track.
The Red Devils displayed another entertaining and positive performance and created several chances. However, breaking the dead lock was once again their main problem. Fortsätt läsa Rocket Ronaldo powers the Reds to victory
Cheer this special moment, clap your hands and get off your seats, Ronaldo is back in the starting line up for Manchester United for the first time this season!
Almost 2000 days have passed since Ronaldo made his debut at 17 for the Reds where he came on as a substitute to help Manchester crash Bolton 4 â€“ 0.
This time, the prolific goal scorer will start and a repeat of history will come at the fansâ€™ delight.
Manchester United needs nothing else than a win to kick start their season and Ronaldo certainly holds the key of this mission. The winger was the man of the match in Manchester Unitedâ€™s last three wins over this side. Fortsätt läsa Go Ronaldo, go Manchester!
Ronaldoâ€™s early return to active football explained the playerâ€™s ambitious character and his courage to confront any kind of challenges.
Two substitute appearances against Villareal and Chelsea respectively were enough to get him ready for him to fulfil his wish on Tuesday night in his first ever start of the season.
Ronaldo banged the ball into the net â€“ out of a Ryan Giggs corner â€“ to claim his first goal of the campaign. The European player of the year last time revealed to the media his ambition to hit fifty goals this season, eight better than his amazing tally of 42 goals. Fortsätt läsa The start of a bigger mission â€“ fifty balls in the bag
Tuesday night was mission accomplished. Manchester United faced Middlesbrough in one of the many third round Carling Cup ties involving several Premier League clubs.
Manchester Unitedâ€™s Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo was given his first start of the season after a long wait and he grabbed this opportunity to save his team from their miserable slow start in this 2008/09 campaign.
Ronaldo was one of the few big names on the pitch for the Reds but this did not disable him from having a good connection with other young players and do what he knows best. Fortsätt läsa He started, he scored, they triumphed!
The year has not yet come to and end but speculations over Ronaldoâ€™s future at Manchester United are already running through peopleâ€™s mouth.
Since the end of the transfer saga, Ronaldoâ€™s loyalty to the English defending champions has not been tested. The winger vowed to play for the Reds with full commitment once he wears the Man United shirt. Ronaldo will certainly fulfil his promise of staying at the club until the close of the season, but who knows if his devotion will remain as strong throughout the season as his present intentions describe it?
The January transfer window is not far from opening, and a new soap-opera could hit the television screens once more and distracted the talismanic number 7. Fortsätt läsa Where lies Ronaldoâ€™s future?
Cristiano Ronaldo was certainly better in the game against Villareal than he was against Chelsea. The Manchester United number 7 came on as a substitute to replace yellow carded Paul Scholes.
The Portuguese Star displayed a patchy performance and received a booking for confronting the referee after being fouled.
Ronaldo, who scored 42 goals last season, is yet to solve Manchester Unitedâ€™s goal scoring problem. The EPL defending champions have tasted only one victory this season and their fate is worsening. Fortsätt läsa It is still not the right time
Only two days remain for Englandâ€™s best player, Cristiano Ronaldo, to make his first appearance in this new English Premier League campaign.
Manchester United faces Chelsea on Sunday afternoon in a thrilling encounter, where anything less than a victory will mean the start of a disaster at the club.
Ronaldo is Manchester Unitedâ€™s last player to score against Chelsea in 90 minutes of play. However, he has never managed to put the ball into the net against the Blues in the Premier League. Fortsätt läsa Rocket Ronaldo, go fire in the blue skies at the Bridge
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to action on Wednesday night when Manchester United commenced its European season as the titleholders.
Ronaldo had to wait a bit more than an hour to start playing the game he loves the most.
He was creative as usual, his involvement in several heated situations in the last quarter of the match proved it.
Ronaldo had a shot on target and was just about to record a perfect return, but the strike was saved by the alert Diego Lopez. The winger was also very lively in front, dribbling with pace and style. Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo plays half an hour of Champions League football
Manchester Unitedâ€™s number 7 Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the Red Devils squad for the first time this season.
The reigning European footballer of the Year will certainly feature in tonightâ€™s Champions League game at Old Trafford when the Big Boys start the defence of their title against Spanish club Villareal.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Ronaldo had completed full training ahead of this game. The Portugueseâ€™s return comes as a major boost to Fergieâ€™s side that already possesses big guns like Tevez and Berbatov in front. Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo is back at last!