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Cristiano Ronaldo expected to join Manchester United for MCG friendly against Melbourne Victory

United will play Victory in a preseason match on July 15, in addition to a fixture against Premier League rivals Crystal Palace at the MCG four days later.

Yorke — who played for United when it faced the Socceroos at the MCG in 1999 — was in Melbourne on Thursday to join the Victorian government in announcing the club's visit to the city.

He said Ronaldo was likely to make the trip to Australia.

"He is our player. He is contracted for another season as well," Yorke said.

‘Season finished’: Man Utd crash out of Champions League in grim $2.5b disaster

The Brazilian full-back headed in unmarked at the back post four minutes before half-time to end United’s last chance of silverware this season as their drought without a trophy since 2017 goes on.

United have spent £1.4 billion ($2.54bn) on transfers over the last 10 years (per ESPN’s Rob Dawson), and since 2011 have won just two Champions League knock-out ties.

Man Utd dumped from FA Cup as Ronaldo misses penalty in wild upset

Ralf Rangnick’s side crashed out after Anthony Elanga blazed his spot-kick over the bar in a nerve-jangling shootout where the first 15 penalties all were successfully converted.

Jadon Sancho had put United ahead in the first half, but Matt Crooks’ controversial equaliser after the interval set the stage for Middlesbrough’s memorable upset.

9,500 Middlesbrough fans travelled to Old Trafford for the clash, and witnessed their side survive the first half by the skin of their teeth to only go one goal down by the break.

Manchester United board decide to sack Solskjær at emergency meeting

  • Joel Glazer agrees to decision after 4-1 loss to Watford
  • Parting of ways set to be termed as mutual agreement

A meeting, which lasted several hours, was called after the team’s chastening 4-1 defeat at Watford. The plan is for an announcement to avoid describing Solskjær as sacked and refer to a mutual agreement. Compensation and other final touches were being attended to after the board completed their discussions.

‘Extraordinary’ Ronaldo bails Ole out AGAIN with another last-minute goal

he competition’s all-time top scorer struck a sweet volley from outside the box in the 91st minute to keep United on top of Group F.

However, another disjointed display bailed out by Ronaldo’s brilliant finishing will do little to ease the pressure on coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian bought himself some time from the calls for him to be sacked with a 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday.

Solskjaer’s switch to a back three at the weekend resulted in some much-needed defensive solidity.

Crisis talks, player revolts and desperate Ole plea: The 24 hours after Utd hit ‘rock bottom’

It was there in the days leading up to Jose Mourinho’s sacking, where the Manchester beat journalists were no longer being fed the line that the board is unequivocally backing their man as they had been in the weeks leading up to it.

They have been given repeated chances to offer the manager a vote of confidence, but none has been so-far forthcoming.

Silence at Old Trafford usually means there is something going on behind the scenes, and this time it is concerning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ronaldo seals stunning Man Utd comeback in CL thriller as Ole turns nightmare around

The Portuguese superstar – who handed United their first Champions League win of the campaign with a late strike against Villareal – did it again with an 81st minute winner, leaping into the air to head home a Luke Shaw cross.

It was Ronaldo’s sixth goal in eight appearances since rejoining the Premier League giants, but arguably his most important yet as it reduces the pressure on coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a woeful first half defensive performance.

Ronaldo ‘not here for a vacation’, vows to ‘pressure’ United boss for starting spot

The 36-year-old could play for the Red Devils again for the first time in 12 years on Sunday (12am AEST) when United takes on Newcastle.

He admitted to feeling “nervous” about his return, but said he would be pushing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær to put him straight in the starting XI.


Why obscure Premier League rules mean we may not see CR7 at all this season

They’ve made the social media announcement, released videos of all his goals, he’s even posted a heartwarming message to United fans – and Sir Alex Ferguson, especially – himself.

But one thing is missing – what shirt number he will wear.

There is probably no other playing in the world more synonymous with a number that Ronaldo and the No.7 he first wore at Manchester United.

‘Craziest transfer window’: Man Utd swoop on Ronaldo to bolster $257m title statement

The 36-year-old made his name on the world stage in six years at United between 2003 and 2009 before moving to Real Madrid for a then world record transfer fee.

He became a legend at Madrid, scoring a remarkable 450 goals in 438 matches in a glittering nine-year spell that included four Champions League triumphs and winning the Ballon d’Or for the world’s best player four times.

Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 and won two Serie A titles, but his time in Turin has not lived up to expectations.