Amidst all the speculations of his transfer away from Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted outside Old Trafford on August 8th ahead of the game against Brighton. However, this still has not ended the rumors about his move away from the Red Devils and he might leave the club this summer.
Ronaldo was spotted outside the stadium along with other Manchester United teammates who were greeting the fans and signing autographs. Watch the video here which was uploaded by a Twitter handle called UtdXclusive.
Ronaldo arriving at Old Trafford 🇵🇹pic.twitter.com/v2BbtxHrQR
— UtdXclusive (@UtdXclusive) August 7, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo Starts From The Bench Against Brighton
Manchester United will be hosting Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. at Old Trafford in the opening week in the Premier League. Moreover, all the eyes are on Cristiano Ronaldo as the striker has asked several times to leave the club as per the reports. However, a transfer is yet to happen and he will be featuring against Brighton in the opening week.
Cristiano Ronaldo is on the bench for Manchester United's first game of the Premier League season pic.twitter.com/k4nhwU0TYl
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 7, 2022
But the twist is, that he will be starting from the bench and not in the playing XI. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, and new signing of United Eriksen will be the front 4. Here is how Twitter users reacted to the starting XI.
— w (@mcfmit) August 7, 2022
— Jacob (@stunnastunna5L) August 7, 2022
He got hooked 😭😭😭
— Lunihan (@Lunihannn) August 7, 2022
He said he's ready for the game not ready to start. You have a weird agenda against Ronaldo.
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) August 7, 2022
— Portuguese FC (@Ronaadaldo) August 7, 2022
— Jaimy (@JaimyRM) August 7, 2022
Lisandro Martínez And Eriksen Starts
New signings of Manchester United, Lisandro Martinez, and Christian Eriksen were in the playing XI against Brighton. Another new face at Old Trafford, Malacia, was seen on the bench and looks like he will make his debut from the bench.
Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Diego Dalot are in the defense line along with Martinez. Scott McTominay and Fred will be the two in the midfield.
It’ll be interesting to see how Manchester United play in their very first game under their new manager Erik Ten Hag.