Cristiano Ronaldo serves desserts to fans early in the first half, scoring for the recently rejoined Manchester United. The following goal by Ronaldo defined the lead for Manchester United against Newcastle United (2-1). The match ended at the score of 4-1.
The match played at Old Trafford was marked by Cristiano Ronaldo’s second debut for Man United. The 36-year-old scored in each half showing Manchester United now have a striker renowned for his consistency and extraordinary skillset.
“I was very nervous, maybe I didn’t show it, but I was,” – Ronaldo after the game.
“It was an unbelievable moment. I was super nervous and was thinking last night that I wanted to play good and show I was still capable of helping the team. This club is unbelievable and I am so proud. I am going to give everything to make them proud of me.” he added.
It must be noted that Ronaldo’s return was not greeted with universal acclaim. Gender justice group Level Up flew a plane over Old Trafford with a banner saying ‘Believe Kathryn Mayorga.’ In support of the woman who accused Ronaldo of rape. The case that was dismissed and who has since taken a civil suit against him.
Manchester United vs Newcastle final score, stats, results :
- Score: Manchester United 4, Newcastle United 1
- Goals: MUFC – Ronaldo 2 (45’+2, 62′), Fernandes (80′), Lingard (90’+2); NUFC – Manquillo (56′)
- Shots: Man United, 21-12
- Shots on target: Man United, 7-3
- Possession: Man United 65%, Newcastle 35%
- Man of the Match: Paul Pogba
Ronaldo scored twice and was very busy, while Bruno Fernandes and Raphael Varane were also very good, but Pogba is leading the Premier League in assists and grabbed two more on Saturday. Three key passes, 125 touches, and proof that surrounding class with class is a good idea.
Man United goes atop the table, one point better than Man City, Brighton, and Tottenham. Chelsea, Liverpool, and Everton can also hit Man United’s 10 points by week’s end.
Newcastle still has just one point and without Callum Wilson was all about Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin, the latter assisting Manquillo’s goal.
(image credit: Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram)