Five-time Ballon d’Or Award winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, has met with Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, at the club’s Carrington training ground today.

United last week completed the signing of the 36-year-old who rejoined the club after time at Real Madrid and Juventus.

A statement issued on the club’s website today expressed hope that the striker will help in Saturday’s Premier League game against Newcastle.

“As he is suspended for his country’s World Cup qualifier in Azerbaijan this evening (Tuesday), Ronaldo was granted permission to come to Manchester last Thursday.

“Cristiano met with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his former team-mate, in the manager’s office before being introduced to the players who are currently hard at work in training.

“The spectacular signing from Juventus joined the session with his colleagues and wasted no time in getting acquainted with the group.

“With challenges to come at home and abroad in the near future, including Saturday’s Premier League match against Newcastle and next Tuesday’s start of the Champions League at Young Boys, it is hoped the striker will be ready to assist the side and begin to have an immediate impact in his second spell at the club,” the statement read in part.