Fred opens up about Ronaldo’s immediate impact at Man United

Manchester United midfielder Fred has opened up about the immediate impact of new team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.

Ronaldo was confirmed as a new United player on deadline day, with United having agreed a deal in principle for the 36-year-old four days earlier.

He joins the club for his second spell, having originally spent six years at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009.

Ronaldo returns to United having won four Champions League titles, the European Championships with Portugal in 2016 and six Ballon d’Ors/The Best FIFA Men’s Player Awards.

And Fred has said that Ronaldo’s high standards and approach to the game in training has already had an impact on the rest of the United squad.

Fred on Ronaldo impact

Speaking to United Daily, the Brazilian said: “It’s so good training with Cristiano. He is a very good guy, the best player you know about.

“We are so happy to have Cristiano here with us, and I hope he can bring us many titles at Manchester United.

“Of course, yeah! [on whether Ronaldo looks sharp in training] He is an amazing player, you know the difference when you look at Cristiano Ronaldo. With the ball, without the ball, he works a lot and it’s so good for us. We are so happy to have Cristiano here.

“We know who Cristiano Ronaldo is because he likes to win, he pushes everyone, so you need to be at your best to get with him.

“It’s so good for us because he pushes everyone, we can win every game, so it’s so important.”

Ronaldo could make his second United debut on Saturday when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side face Newcastle at Old Trafford.

If he does, it will have been a total of 4,490 days between his last appearance in his first spell at the club – the 2009 Champions League final against Barcelona – and his much-heralded return to the Old Trafford pitch as a United player.

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