Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Man Utd debut against Newcastle at Old Trafford and ticket resale websites are looking to cash in on the demand with huge prices
Fans wanting to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s second coming at Manchester United could pay over £2,500 on ticket resale websites.
The Portuguese star completed a £19.6m return to the Red Devils last week, 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.
His return has create a huge fanfare with the 36-year-old expected to make his debut in United’s next home game against Newcastle on September 11.
The official allocation of tickets has sold out but certain websites are looking to take advantage of the huge demand.
The website Live Football Tickets has more than 200 tickets on sale that are priced from £250 to £699 while lower tier tickets are available on Stubhub for £2,514.
Ronaldo has joined a team that is already blessed with plenty of attacking talent but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played his cards early.
“He’s (Ronaldo) not signed to sit on the bench. He will make us a better team,” he said.
The 36-year-old is expected to lead the line at Old Trafford in nine days time.
Solskjaer has also said: “I think it just adds more confidence and belief in what we’re doing.
“We’re gradually improved and improved and signed younger players. Now we’ve signed Jadon, who is also a young player and Raphael who is experienced and won everything.
“Now hopefully Cristiano can come in and show what he’s done in his career.
“He’s a more experienced player than when he was here last time. He’s evolved and had an unbelievable career. All the talk about how he’s too old- just make it personal and he’ll show what he can do.”
Ronaldo scored 118 goals during his first spell at United having joined them in 2003 as a teenager.
He also claimed the first of his five Ballon d’Ors whilst at Old Trafford.
The Portugal star, who is set to join up his new team-mate imminently, played with Solskjaer during his first United spell and has talked up the pair’s relationship.
He said: “As you know, I played with him for two or three years at Manchester United so I have a good relationship with him but now with a different role, I’m a player and he’s a coach.
“But it doesn’t matter, my relationship with him is great and as I say before, I’m there in Manchester to help the team achieve his results and the coach can count on me for whatever he wants.
“So I’m available for everything.”