Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Cristiano Ronaldo start vs Newcastle

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on his decision to start Cristiano Ronaldo against Newcastle. The 36-year-old has got the nod up top against Steve Bruce’s side. And he’ll be looking to open his Premier League account at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have gone with David De Gea in goal against Newcastle, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw in a back four.

In midfield, Nemanja Matic starts as an anchorman with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba playing further ahead.

Then, in attack, United have chosen to deploy Ronaldo alongside Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood.

Ronaldo has only spent a few days training with his new team-mates but is now poised to start his first Premier League match in 12 years.

And Solskjaer, speaking beforehand, has explained his decision to start with the 36-year-old.

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