Man United’s first three opponents after the break have contributed to Cristiano Ronaldo’s fear factor.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United on deadline day for roughly £20 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has returned to Manchester United, will be rubbing his hands together at the thought of making his second debut, especially if history repeats itself. Ronaldo returned to United on Tuesday morning after a twelve-year absence from the Manchester club, having previously played for Real Madrid and Juventus.
Ronaldo, who joined United from Sporting in 2003, scored 118 goals in just 292 games, mostly from the flank, as he cemented his place in United history after six years of brilliance at Old Trafford.
During his time in Manchester, the Portuguese superstar won three Premier League titles, one Champions League, and a Ballon d’Or before moving to Real Madrid for £80 million in 2009.
However, the striker will be eager to hit the ground running once more after returning to Manchester in extraordinary circumstances, with United snatching his signature from under the noses of arch-rivals Manchester City.
Given his continuing excellence for Juventus over the last three seasons, when he scored 101 goals in 134 games, many defenses will fear the superstar.
And, if history and superstitions are to be believed, Ronaldo’s outstanding United career will be easier to maintain.
Following his first stay at the club, statisticians discovered that Ronaldo’s favorite three clubs to face were Newcastle United, Aston Villa, and West Ham United, based on goals scored against them in a short number of games.
According to the website WhoScored, Villa are his favorite team to play in the league, with eight goals scored against them in just twelve games.
West Ham came in second with five goals in seven games, while Newcastle came in third with five goals in 10.
And, as if by magic, Newcastle, Villa, and West Ham are Ronaldo’s next three Premier League opponents for United.
Despite Ronaldo’s return, the Portugal international will make his debut against the Magpies, with the match not being shown on television.
The following week, supporters will most likely be able to see the Portugal international live on television, as the Red Devils’ away match versus West Ham will be televised.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done so as well. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”