Ronaldo’s Man United return lives up to the hype

Associated Press

Viva Ronaldo: Cristiano’s 2 goals on glorious United return

The leap, swivel and landing with outstretched arms were roared on by the Old Trafford crowd. If anyone missed it the first time on Saturday — and it’s hard to imagine when so many eyes were transfixed on Cristiano Ronaldo — they got another chance in the second half. Two goals gave him two chances to stage his trademark celebration in a 4-1 victory over Newcastle, ensuring the performance matched Manchester United’s considerable hype that was embraced by fans young and old with their “Viva Ronaldo” chants and willingness to hand over cash for new No. 7 jerseys.