Solskjaer refuses to rule out Ronaldo start on Man United return

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that Cristiano Ronaldo would make his second Manchester United debut on Saturday against Newcastle, but has yet to confirm whether he will be making the start.

Ronaldo, 36, has returned to United following his move from Juventus. Solskjaer confirmed that he has been training since Tuesday, and that he is well enough to play at Old Trafford.

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Solskjaer stated that Solskjaer had been enjoying a positive preseason with Juventus and played with the national soccer team. He'll be back on the pitch at some point soon, that's for certain," he said in a Friday news conference.

"We have followed his career closely since he left. We are all very happy to have him back. He seems very happy to be back.

"The mood has been positive, we have worked well and are looking forward to Saturday."

Solskjaer hopes to have Jadon Sancho available, despite the fact that the England winger has been forced out by a minor injury.

Fred's eligibility is still uncertain after Brazilian authorities invoked a FIFA rule that bans players from appearing in their clubs if they have not been released to join their national team.

The Premier League prevented Fred and other players from travelling to red-list countries during this international break.

Solskjaer stated that it was a lose-lose scenario -- for national teams, players, and clubs.

"We are disappointed by the whole thing. Common sense might not be common anymore." We hope that some people will start to see the value in this.