Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he was super nervous, before scoring twice on his Manchester United return in their 4–1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday.
The 36-year-old was making his first appearance for the club in 12 years inside an electric Old Trafford atmosphere.
“I didn’t expect to score two goals,” the great Portuguese said.
“It is unbelievable. When I started the game I was so nervous, I swear,” he said. “I did not expect that they would sing my name all game. The reception is incredible but I am here to win games and help the team.
“It was an unbelievable moment. I was super nervous and was thinking last night that I wanted to play good and show I was still capable of helping the team. This club is unbelievable and I am so proud. I am going to give everything to make them proud of me.”
Ronaldo became the oldest player to score twice in a Premier League game since Burnley’s Graham Alexander in 2010, and the oldest player to score for United in the Premier League since Ryan Giggs in 2013.