Date: 9th August 2006 at 6:35pm
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Cristiano Ronaldo made his return to Manchester United colours with two goals against Oxford United and endured 90 minutes of barracking.

Sir Alex Ferguson said: ‘It was Cristiano’s first game back and I thought he handled it very well. He took his goals very well. They were both great strikes and he got a terrific reception from the United supporters as well and all in all, he did very well.’

Wonder what the player thought of the heckling, it will surely be just the start of it, will he be able to cope?

Well, according to our last poll he can. We asked if Ronaldo would face a backlash and 60% of Utd fans said he would but he should stay. A further 22% said he will get a backlash and should go. 6% said he would be fine and 12% took the angry line saying ‘he has betrayed us asking to go to Real Madrid.’