Andros Townsend has revealed he and his Everton teammates are ‘giddy’ over Manchester United’s re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The talkSPORT co-host was talking completely to Breakfast following his personal transfer from Crystal Palace to Goodison Park in the summertime.
5-time Champions League and Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo returned to Outdated Trafford after a 12-year absence final month stunning the world of soccer.
Anticipation has been rising forward of the previous Actual Madrid and Juventus striker’s second Premier League debut towards Newcastle on Saturday, with shares of his quantity seven shirt already working low.
However it’s not simply supporters who’re getting enthusiastic about Ronaldo’s return, it’s additionally opponents.
“I feel everyone seems to be just a little bit giddy,” Townsend mentioned.
“My period rising up 15, 16, 17 was Ronaldo’s prime at Manchester United, scoring all these objectives, inventing a brand new option to kick a ball.
“He was our idol rising up. It’s superb for me to hopefully share the pitch with him.”
Townsend has till 2 October to make a declare to begin at Outdated Trafford when Rafa Benitez takes his facet there for the lunchtime kick-off.
However it might have been so completely different. Mere hours earlier than Ronaldo’s sensational return to United was confirmed, he regarded prone to be becoming a member of rivals Manchester Metropolis.
It was reported that non-public phrases had been agreed, however Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quickly intervened to open the door to Ronaldo in a press convention.
And because it seems, the professionals have been simply as hooked on the story because the punters.
“I feel we have been travelling for an away sport and we heard the information of Ronaldo to Man Metropolis,” Townsend defined.
“So clearly we have been discussing all the things that goes with that after which we turned on our telephones, and bang, the information has broke that he’s signed for Man United.
“It was actually all we have been talking about.”
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