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Throwback: Man Utd's Starting XI From Ronaldo's Debut In 2003

With Cristiano Ronaldo set to officially make his return for Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, here's how the Red Devils' starting line-up looked from his first debut, which includes a former Bafana Bafana star,

Click through the above to see the United starting XI on Ronaldo's debut.

The Portuguese winger joined the Manchester outfit in 2003 after impressing Sir Alex Ferguson during a pre-season clash while he was Sporting Lisbon.

Ronaldo became a world star during his six years at Old Trafford where he won a number accolades, both for the club and individually.

The Red Devils were a much stronger side when Ronaldo initially joined in 2003 compared to the one currently managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Funny enough, Solskjaer was included in the starting line-up for Ronaldo's first game against Bolton Wanderers in at Old Trafford as the Portuguese winger started on the bench.

Read: Ronaldo Sends Message To Ole About Starting Line-Up!

Former Bafana star Quinton Fortune was also given a start at left-back in a defence that included Rio Ferdinand, Philipp Neville and Mikel Silvestre.

Ronaldo played the final 30 minutes in the second half after replacing Nicky Butt as the Red Devils went on to claim a 4-0 win in their opening game of the season.

See where Ronaldo ranks among United's highest-paid players! 


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