Cristiano Ronaldo is back – and in style.
The Portuguese superstar completed an emotional return to Manchester United in the final few days of the transfer window and made his second debut on Saturday.
Newcastle came to Old Trafford on a day that belonged to Ronaldo.
Hours before kick-off, the atmosphere was electric.
Thousands of fans were seen wearing the new ‘Ronaldo 7’ shirt, while thousands of others queued for the club shop in an attempt to buy their own.
An hour before kick-off, the United fans got the news they were hoping for – Ronaldo would be starting the match.
There were huge cheers inside the stadium when his name was read out and those cheers were considerably louder when he walked out of the tunnel for the first time to warm up.
Then came the moment everyone was waiting for, Ronaldo walking onto the pitch in full United kit ready for kick-off. As you’d expect, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner emerged last from the tunnel and was greeted by an incredible atmosphere.
But while Ronaldo was welcomed back onto the pitch by the home fans, commentator Peter Drury was paying his own tribute.
While the match wasn’t aired on television in the UK, it was shown around the world and Drury was the man on the mic for one particular channel.
Drury had two weeks to prepare what he was going to say when Ronaldo returned to the pitch for the very first time in a United shirt.
And to say he absolutely nailed it, would be an understatement.
Drury’s commentary was poetic. In fact, it was so good that it’s gone viral.
Check it out:
Peter Drury’s commentary on Ronaldo’s introduction
And check out some of the best reaction to Drury’s brilliance:
Inevitably, it was the perfect second debut for Ronaldo who scored twice during United’s 4-1 victory.
And even he admitted he didn’t expect to bag a brace on his first appearance back at the Theatre of Dreams.
“I didn’t expect to score two goals,” he told BBC Sport. “I expect one but not two. I have to appreciate the fans and what they did to me today. I feel so proud for that.
“The most important thing was to win and to win games. Manchester [United] needs to be where they deserve. It is to win, to build the team and build the club and the mentality.
“This is what we are looking for. Of course I am happy to score goals I am not going to deny that but the most important thing is the team and the team played good.”