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COMPLETE PICTURES OF RONALDO'S FIRST STINT WITH MAN U TO DATE

 RONALDO'S MAN U CAREER IN PICTURES

Cristiano Ronaldo first caught Man United's eye when he bamboozled their defence in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon in 2003
Cristiano Ronaldo first caught Man United's eye when he bamboozled their defence in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon in 2003

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (left) signed the skinny teen almost immediately after that summer friendly
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (left) signed the skinny teen almost immediately after that summer friendly

Ronaldo made his debut for the Red Devils on August 16 2003, coming off the bench and contributing to a 4-0 win over Bolton
Ronaldo made his debut for the Red Devils on August 16 2003, coming off the bench and contributing to a 4-0 win over Bolton

Ronaldo was handed United's iconic No 7 shirt worn by the likes of club legends David Beckham and Eric Cantona beforehand
Ronaldo was handed United's iconic No 7 shirt worn by the likes of club legends David Beckham and Eric Cantona beforehand

Ronaldo's first Man United goal came via a free-kick against Portsmouth at Old Trafford - the first of many memorable strikes
Ronaldo's first Man United goal came via a free-kick against Portsmouth at Old Trafford - the first of many memorable strikes

Ronaldo lifted his first trophy for the club in his debut season at Man United - scoring in the 3-0 FA Cup final win over Millwall
Ronaldo lifted his first trophy for the club in his debut season at Man United - scoring in the 3-0 FA Cup final win over Millwall 

Ronaldo showed he could cut it at the biggest stage by scoring twice in the 4-2 victory at then-champions Arsenal in 2004-05
Ronaldo showed he could cut it at the biggest stage by scoring twice in the 4-2 victory at then-champions Arsenal in 2004-05

Portuguese winger Ronaldo lifted his first Premier League title in 2007, just as his physique was starting to bulk out
Portuguese winger Ronaldo lifted his first Premier League title in 2007, just as his physique was starting to bulk 

The 2007-08 season saw Ronaldo truly hit his strides as he led United to Premier League and Champions League glory
The 2007-08 season saw Ronaldo truly hit his strides as he led United to Premier League and Champions League glory

Ronaldo netted another memorable free-kick against Portsmouth in 2008 - one of the best set-piece goals England has seen
Ronaldo netted another memorable free-kick against Portsmouth in 2008 - one of the best set-piece goals England has seen
The winger netted the first of many Champions League final goals in 2008 - earning United the lead over Chelsea in Moscow
The winger netted the first of many Champions League final goals in 2008 - earning United the lead over Chelsea in Moscow

Ronaldo also won individual honours at Old Trafford such as FIFA Player of the Year back in 2008
Ronaldo also won individual honours at Old Trafford such as FIFA Player of the Year back in 2008

Ronaldo added two more Premier League titles to his name in 2008 and 2009, scoring 49 league goals in those two seasons
Ronaldo added two more Premier League titles to his name in 2008 and 2009, scoring 49 league goals in those two seasons

The final game of Ronaldo's first spell at United was the disappointing 2-0 Champions League final loss to Barcelona in 2009
The final game of Ronaldo's first spell at United was the disappointing 2-0 Champions League final loss to Barcelona in 2009

Ronaldo completed a record £80m move to Real Madrid, scoring on his Old Trafford return in 2013 Champions League victory
Ronaldo completed a record £80m move to Real Madrid, scoring on his Old Trafford return in 2013 Champions League victory

In 2018, Ronaldo joined Juventus for a £100m fee also scoring against United in the Champions League later that year
In 2018, Ronaldo joined Juventus for a £100m fee also scoring against United in the Champions League later that year

Ronaldo is now back at Old Trafford after sealing a £19.8m move from Juventus, 12 years after he left United back in 2009
Ronaldo is now back at Old Trafford after sealing a £19.8m move from Juventus, 12 years after he left United back in 2009

Ronaldo is back training at Carrington and is set to make his second United debut this Saturday against Newcastle United
Ronaldo is back training at Carrington and is set to make his second United debut this Saturday against Newcastle 

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