Cristiano Ronaldo equals Champions League record in just second Man Utd game since return with stunning appearance stat

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CRISTIANO RONALDO will match Iker Casillas’ Champions League appearance record when he performs for Manchester United in the in the meantime.

The Portuguese well-known particular person, 36, has been thrust into the beginning XI for United’s first group stage game in opposition to Swiss facet Young Boys, having solely made his second ‘debut’ on the weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo has matched Iker Casillas’ Champions League appearances recordCredit: AP

And in the in the meantime’s match marks Ronaldo’s 177th Champions League appearance – equalling the record held by Real Madrid legend Casillas.

Ronnie already holds the title for lots of Champions League targets, netting 134 circumstances in the rivals.

And he’s now just one game away from turning into the outright record holder for appearances too.

It will in all likelihood be one other private success for Ronaldo, who this month grew to develop to be the all-time major worldwide goalscorer with Portugal.

Ronaldo rejoined United on change deadline day from Juventus in a stunning swap.

And he made his first Red Devils appearance since 2009 in Saturday’s 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle, scoring twice in entrance of a jubilant Old Trafford crowd.

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Ronnie has already laid down the gauntlet to teammates, setting his sights on the title with an inspiring speech completely revealed by SunSport.

But he’s positive to be specializing in quite extra success in Europe.

Ronaldo led United to glory in the 2008 Champions League remaining in opposition to Chelsea.


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And he went on to win an extra FOUR with Real Madrid.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has talked about he’ll in all likelihood be trying to find to deal with Ronaldo’s minutes on account of his advancing years.

But by beginning him in opposition to Young Boys, it ship a transparent message that United and Ronaldo are wanting to ship the Champions League as soon as extra to Old Trafford in 2022.

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