Cristiano Ronaldo

Exclusive: Ronaldo's first photos in new United kit

Tuesday 31 August 2021 20:28

We have the photos you have been waiting for, ever since our sensational transfer announcement last Friday... Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the new Manchester United kit for 2021/22.

The Reds icon has now completed his summer switch from Juventus and although he's currently in Portugal preparing to play for his national team, he was able to take some time out to familiarise himself with this season's fantastic threads from adidas.

While Ronaldo's squad number is still to be revealed, and his second debut for the club will be desperately awaited, we can at least now show him wearing a current United shirt for the first time since his departure to Real Madrid 12 long years ago.
Ronaldo will be determined to pick up from where he left off with the Reds in 2009 and whether he's bedecked in our home, away or third strip for 2021/22, he'll be looking to add to his 118 United goals so far as soon as he makes his next and 293rd appearance for a club that has "always had a special place in my heart".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer naturally can't wait to write his former team-mate's name on the team sheet and whether that's for the home game against Newcastle United on 11 September or at a later date, he can look forward to fielding a player who is still passionate about his craft and craving more trophies to add to the 30 he has already won.
"To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level for such a long period requires a very special person," said the manager, in the official announcement we published at 9:30 UK time this morning to confirm Ronaldo's return.

"I have no doubt that he will continue to impress us all."
Cristiano himself has already vowed that "history will be written once again" and if that means what we're all hoping it does, then here's to us seeing pictures of the Portuguese superstar parading in this same kit next year - with some silver accessories!

In the meantime, let's enjoy looking at the images we're releasing this evening and continue to savour the buzz that comes from knowing Ronny is a Red again.