AVRAM GLAZER was in attendance at Old Trafford for the first time in two years to witness the debut of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese legend, 36, re-joined the Red Devils from Juventus on deadline day.
There was a packed house, despite tickets selling on the black market for £2,500, to watch the homecoming.
And one of United’s much-maligned owners was also in the house – despite fans wanting the Glazers OUT of the club just four months ago.
Ed Woodward sat alongside the American in the directors’ box for the clash against Newcastle.
But it was only in May that furious supporters broke into the ground to protest against the ownership of the club following the failed European Super League breakaway attempt.
It was Avram’s first visit to the stadium since August 2019.
And his brother Joel has stayed away even longer – April of the same year being the last time he set foot in Old Trafford.
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But after the exciting captures of CR7, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho, Avram wanted a front row seat to see exactly what they had splashed out on.
Despite the furious reaction to the ESL, there was absolutely no discontent towards the Glazer brother before kick-off as supporters noticed his presence.
Glazer was also joined in the posh seats by Sir Alex Ferguson, the man whose phone call helped seal Ronaldo’s comeback.
Fergie watched on like a proud father as the icon received a hero’s welcome prior to the whistle.
Wayne Rooney had already revealed he was staying away from watching his old pal’s return, but Ryan Giggs could not resist heading to the Theatre of Dreams to take in the action.
Earlier this year, a court heard Giggs threatened to email his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville’s boss with details of their sex life.
The former United winger, 47, is also said to have blocked Greville’s phone number when she quizzed him about his relationships.
Prosecutors said the star became enraged when Kate accused him of flirting with other women.
They say he kicked her in the back and, while she was still naked, threw her out of their room at the £350-a-night Stafford Hotel in Mayfair, central London.
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Giggs denied assaulting Kate at his £1.7million mansion on November 1 and controlling her over three years.
He pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm against the PR executive and common assault of her younger sister Emma.
Giggs’ lawyers ‘challenged robustly’ allegations that the former Wales boss manipulated her between August 2017 and November 2020.
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