Cristiano Ronaldo has started his five-day Covid isolation in a stunning seven-bedroom mansion ahead of his Manchester United debut.
The star forward, widely considered one of the best in the world, will now be playing at Old Trafford again after his £19.8million transfer from the Italian giants was finalised on transfer deadline day.
Ronaldo touched down in his private jet from Faro at Manchester Airport on Thursday at 5.40pm, and was swiftly taken to a multi-million pound mansion, according to the Sun.
Photographs from inside the mansion reveal a swimming pool, gym and cinema room which Ronaldo will be able to enjoy with his young family ahead of the start of training next week.
He is now ensconced in the seven-bedroom countryside property, with a top-of-the-range fitness area, jacuzzi and six-strong security patrol allowing him to relax during his five days in quarantine before joining club training on Wednesday.
It is not known precisely why Ronaldo who tested positive for coronavirus in October must isolate for five days since Portugal is amber-listed, but it is thought to be a measure put in place by Manchester United.
A spokesman for the club said: ‘As a new signing he is not eligible for elite sport exemption. Therefore he can’t join our bubble for 5 days.’
At the end of July, Manchester United was rocked by up to nine Covid cases a day after its Brentford friendly, forcing a game with Preston to be called off.