The Portuguese superstar is in line ot be in Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s Manchester United squad when they face Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Sunday
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his second Manchester United debut later this week – but it’s unlikely his mother will be in attendance to watch it.
The 36-year-old completed his return to Old Trafford on deadline day, signing a two-year deal with an option to extend that for a further 12 months.
He has now landed back in Manchester, where he will carry out a five-day period of isolation, before joining up with his new teammates on Wednesday.
Ronaldo is then in line to play for the Red Devils for the first time since 2009, when they take on Newcastle United on Saturday (September 11).
There is set to be a party atmosphere at The Theatre of Dreams, with thousands of supporters already buying his iconic No.7 jersey.
But the forward’s mother Dolores will probably not be one of the near 75,000 in attendance after he banned her due to her getting too nervous and fainting twice previously.
“She’s not allowed now to watch big games,” he told Piers Morgan in an interview for the Daily Mail.
“I say, ‘Listen, I don’t have a father any more. I don’t want to lose my mum, too, so you’re not going to watch the quarter finals, semi-finals, or finals.”
He previously said: “She gets so nervous, I don’t understand why. She is not allowed now to watch big games.
“I get friends to stay with her and she goes for walks around the house. She fainted two times in the stadium. She is nervous.”
Ronaldo lost his father Jose Dinis to liver failure due to alcoholism in 2005, just two years into his first stint at Old Trafford.
And while he had a difficult relationship with his father, he credits Dolores with giving him the opportunities needed to reach the summit of the game.
“My mum is the pillar of the family, and what I have today is because she always supported me,” he continued.
“She worked hard to give her best for her children and especially for me because I’m the youngest in the family.
“She suffered to give me opportunity. I remember when I was 12 and I told her I wanted to go to Lisbon to play with Sporting Lisbon’s youth team.
“She said to me, ‘Son, if it’s really what you want, I’m not going to cut your legs and stop you. You can go. It will be difficult for me to leave you but go. Follow your dreams.'”