“I want to prepare well because we know the Premier League is very difficult.
“This [against Ireland] was my first game of 90 minutes. I felt a little difficulty, but little by little, things are coming out.”
As if the fairy-tale situation was not good enough for Ronaldo, he has also been handed the esteemed No 7 jersey at Old Trafford after it was vacated by Edinson Cavani.
A prestigious number worn by the likes of David Beckham, Eric Cantona and, of course, himself, it marks the resumption of a dominant era when the Portuguese megastar routinely set Old Trafford alight.
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