May 16, 2009 – September 11, 2021. 12 years, 3 months and 26 days after a draw against Arsenal (0-0), Cristiano Ronaldo has found both Manchester United, Old Trafford and the Premier League on Saturday. And against Newcastle (4-1), the Portuguese did what he has always done better than anyone, even at 36 well packed: to score, and rather twice than one.
Theoretically aligned at the forefront but quick to dezone, CR7 – who played the entire meeting – first recovered a gift offered by Freddie Woodman. A few seconds before halftime, the Magpies goalkeeper badly repelled a strike from Mason Greenwood and the former Real and Juve planted one of the easiest goals of his long career.
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2021
After the equalizer of Manquillo (56th), Ronaldo delivered an Old Trafford under the spell of the icon. Well launched by Luke Shaw, the man with 111 selection goals (world record) placed a cross shot from the left between the legs of Woodman, determined to maintain the clichés on the English goalkeepers.
Superb Portuguese day
His compatriot Bruno Fernandes was responsible for inflating the score, with a wonderful skylight strike (80th), imitated by Jesse Lingard, upon receipt of the (already) seventh assist from Paul Pogba (90th + 2). Man U takes the chair of the Premier League leader after the rout of Tottenham on the lawn of Crystal Palace (3-0, including a double from Odsonne Edouard).
In the game, Cristiano Ronaldo did not necessarily shine with a thousand lights, his passing of the legs not really deceiving the defenders of Newcastle. But as long as it crashes almost every game, who cares?