Written by John White for Manchester United Did You Know That

James Bond’s most famous line, used in so many of the 007 movies is: “The name is Bond. James Bond. ”

CR7 made a sensational second debut for us today, scoring twice.

“The name is Cristiano. You may call me CR7. ”

Normal service resumed as far as I am concerned.

Who ever doubted the impact he would make for us, for a second time?

Maybe one person, the man on the Moon? Does that person wear a blue shirt by chance?

“He’s past it.

Too old.

The legs have gone.

Never go back to a former club.

He’s 36.

A has been looking a big fat salary at the end of his career.”

I heard them all plus more.

Time the Village Idiot went indoors and hid beneath the blankets. Or maybe he should dodge behind the sofa and try and hide if his team are facing us!

Be afraid. Be very afraid!

And, I mean hide, because rival clubs be afraid, be very afraid, because The Boy Is Back In Town! Where is my Thin Lizzy Greatest Hits CD when you are in the mood for celebrating?

CR7 was born to play for us and that is why Sir Alex signed him in 2003. And, thanks to the Boss, Sir Alex played an influential role in persuading Ronaldo to re-join us. The return of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11-32 in the Holy Bible) was replayed at Old Trafford today. CR7 played the part of the Prodigal Son this afternoon whilst the fatted calf from the Parable was actually a magpie (Newcastle United are nicknamed The Magpies) and Ronaldo and his teammates participated in the feast, a 4-1 win.

The Old Man (Ronaldo aged 36) left The Old Lady (Juventus’s nickname) to start a new Chapter in the illustrious history of Manchester United.

That Chapter began today.


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