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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Millions of fans to miss out on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second debut

Many football fans itching to watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s second debut for Manchester United may be left disappointed because of a TV blackout.

Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford 12 years after he left for Real Madrid.
The 36-year-old is expected to play at some point when they host Newcastle United on Saturday.

However, the game will not be broadcast live in the UK, denying millions the chance to watch Ronaldo wear United’s hallowed number 7 shirt again.
With the weekend’s fixtures to be shown live by British broadcasters decided weeks ago, it is too late to move the Manchester United vs Newcastle game from its 3pm kick-off time.

This means it can’t be broadcast live in the UK.

This is due to a stipulation that has been followed in the UK for over 40 years: the “3pm blackout,” as it has become known.

The rule states that no game of any kind, whether in the Premier League, Championship, or even Bundesliga or LaLiga, can be broadcast live on British television on a Saturday between 2.45 pm and 5.15 pm.

The rule originally excluded the FA Cup final, but since 2012 that showpiece at Wembley has kicked off at 5:15 pm. Dailypost

C Ronaldo handed No. 7 at Manchester United

Manchester United have revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo will don his favourite No. 7 shirt for the 2021-22 Premier League season. 

Ronaldo's blockbuster return to Old Trafford from Juventus was one of the biggest stories of the summer transfer window. 

And the club have now unveiled his new shirt, inherited from Edinson Cavani, who switches to 21, as he awaits a second 'debut' with the Red Devils. 

What was said? 

"Manchester United can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford," the club explained in a statement published on its official website.

"The Portuguese superstar famously wore the legendary shirt number during his first spell at United and we can now confirm that Ronaldo will have it on his back once again.

"In his first six seasons at the club, between 2003 and 2009, Ronaldo made 292 appearances and scored 118 goals, winning nine trophies including three Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.

𝙉𝙤𝙬it's official 😍

7️⃣@Cristiano#MUFC | #RonaldoReturns

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 2, 2021

"As we all know, the no. 7 is a special number in the history of United.

"It has previously been worn by club icons like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Now, it returns to the man who succeeded Beckham in it, Ronaldo. 

"Ronaldo inherits the number from Edinson Cavani, who wore the shirt last season and in our away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

"As our new signing is allocated no.7, El Matador will switch to no.21, the same number our prolific striker wears for the Uruguayan national team." (Goal)


EPL: Why Man Utd’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool will not be good result – Ole Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said the team’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool will only be a good result if they win their next game.

The Red Devils played out a goalless draw at Anfield.

The result ensures United remain at the top of the table, two points ahead of Leicester City with 18 fixtures played.

“It is only a good result if we win the next game. It was an opportunity missed with the chances we had. But again we were playing a very good side.

“I’m disappointed, but still a point is okay if you win the next one.

“We were stronger towards the end. We didn’t start at all in the first half. We didn’t have any composure or try to impose ourselves,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

United travel to Fulham next on Wednesday, January 20. Dailypost


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