There is a chance that Cristiano Ronaldo will make his Manchester United debut next Saturday in the second leg against Newcastle. This will be bad news for many Britons.
It is not one hundred percent certain that Cristiano Ronaldo will actually take office on Saturday. The Portuguese has to complete a five-day quarantine, so he will only be able to complete one training session with the group this week. And that may not be enough for coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to immediately include the transfer of the year in his match selection. If CR7 doesn’t play on Saturday, he will likely celebrate his first Champions League game next Tuesday against Swiss Young Boys Bern.
If Cristiano Ronaldo goes into effect on Saturday, it will be bad luck for many Britons. Article 48.2 of UEFA bans televised matches in England between 3.45pm and 6.15pm (Central European time zone) on Saturday. This was done to protect smaller clubs in the hope that more fans would come to their matches. The return match against Newcastle will start next Saturday at 4:00 pm.
Belgian fans need not despair. For them, the game can be watched this weekend via Play Sports.
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