Paul Merson has given his prediction for Manchester United vs Newcastle United clash on Saturday.
“I’d expect Cristiano Ronaldo to score in his return to the Premier League,” Merson wrote in a column for Sportskeeda.
“I have all these keyboard warriors having a go at me at the moment – I never said he isn’t going to score goals.
“The Newcastle game is a great way to get Ronaldo started at the club. Newcastle are going to sit back and absorb pressure and Manchester United will be able to put balls into the box for Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It’s going to be one-way traffic for most of the game, and I’d expect Ronaldo to score against Newcastle.
“Ronaldo isn’t the player he once was, but if I was a Manchester United fan, I’d actually be worried if he doesn’t score against Newcastle on Saturday.
“It will be quite interesting to watch Manchester United adapt to having Ronaldo in their ranks. United should be able to blow Newcastle away this weekend.
“I hope Ronaldo scores a hat-trick on Saturday – it won’t be easy, but I wouldn’t put it past him. Manchester United 3-0 Newcastle United.”