Ronaldo says he will ‘pressure’ Solskjaer for Man Utd start against Newcastle

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will pressure Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into starting him against Newcastle on Saturday.

Ronaldo is hoping to make his second Red Devils debut against the Magpies, with the Portuguese superstar desperate to be named in the starting XI.

The 36-year-old wants to extend his United legacy by winning more trophies at Old Trafford and has even hinted he could finish his career with the club.

"I'm here to win, to make history," Ronaldo said. "I have great memories. We won the Champions League, we won everything here. To be back here again, I'm here to help the team win, to show I'm capable of winning again.

"The new players, the young lads, I think they have huge potential. This is a new time, a new generation, and I'm here to help them win.

"I'm feeling good. People think I've come back here from the heart, blah, blah, blah, but I'm coming to show I'm still capable, to smash it and do my best and show that.

Critics have pointed out that Ronaldo is no longer a spring chicken as he prepares to make his second Old Trafford bow, but that isn't of much concern to the man himself.

"People speak about my age but they should understand – and they know – that I'm different, I'm different to the rest of the people.

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"I show off, all the time, year by year, and this year will be the same, I know it 100 per cent and I will do it good, with the boys, my team-mates, and the supporters will be on our side.

"These supporters are special, I hope they can push the team when the team needs it, and we will be here on the pitch, the players, to give our best and win important things.

"I know the people here, they are different. When I touched down at the airport on the first day, I felt the emotion because the people here, they saw me grow up, from 18 years of age.

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"They saw my passion and everything, so I feel very emotional and I have the desire and everything, and I feel good, with good energy.

Ronaldo is eager to make his second United debut and has pleaded with Solskjaer to start him against Newcastle on Saturday.

"I was so nervous on my debut. Of course I will be nervous on Saturday, but of course I'm more mature, more experienced.

"I will be prepared, and I hope – I'm going to put pressure on Ole now, to be in the starting eleven! So I'm ready, I'm ready to go," he added.

"The mentality of this club never changes. It's always to win, to make history and I'm here to help the team to make history again and put Manchester United where they deserve to be."

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