Ronaldo to equal Casillas’ appearance record as Manchester United reveal line-up

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Ronaldo, the all time highest goal scorer in champions league, is set to make another history as he starts Manchester United match against Young boys.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to equal Iker Casillas’ Champions League appearance record after being selected in the starting XI for Manchester United’s clash with Young Boys.

Casillas holds the record after appearing 177 times in his glittering career across spells for Real Madrid and Porto.

As it is now, he will be having his former team mate, Ronaldo as a companion as they both make the enviable list of highest appearance.

Ronaldo is among Manchester United squad as he marks yet his second appearance for the club this season and his first debut as a Manchester United player yet again in champions league.

He scored twice in his home debut in Manchester as they won 4:1 against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The former Juventus striker is the Champions League’s record goalscorer having found the net 134 times.

Fifteen of those goals were scored during his first spell with United from 2003 to 2009, with the rest coming across subsequent stints with Madrid and Juventus.

Ronaldo has equally lifted the champions league trophy five times, one with Manchester United and four with Real Madrid.

Also worthy to note is that his last appearance in champions league for Manchester United was in the defeat to Barcelona in the finals in May 2009, 12 years and 110 days ago.

He’ll play against Young boys today and definitely he’ll make an impact.

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