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'Ronaldo's second debut was like Caesar entering Rome'

The former Red Devils manager has described the atmosphere when the Portuguese star reunited with supporters at Old Trafford last month

Sir Alex Ferguson has described Cristiano Ronaldo's "fantastic" return to Manchester United as like "Caesar entering Rome after victory".

United pulled off arguably the biggest deal of the summer transfer window by re-signing Ronaldo from Juventus for £20 million ($27m) on deadline day, 12 years on from his initial departure to Real Madrid.

The 36-year-old reacquainted himself with supporters in spectacular fashion, scoring twice in a 4-1 win against Newcastle on his second debut for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, and Ferguson was present in the Old Trafford crowd to witness his homecoming.

"It's fantastic," said Ferguson. "You saw on that Saturday that it was like Caesar entering Rome after victory. I came, I saw, I conquered. It was fantastic"

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