Cristiano Ronaldo let Jesse Lingard take the limelight as Manchester United beat West Ham 2-1.

Ronaldo scored United’s first goal in the win before Lingard’s late winner.

David de Gea saved an injury time penalty to ensure United left with all three points.

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Ronaldo left the pitch with the realisation he had been in a very competitive game. Not every Premier League match will be as easy as his return win over Newcastle.

The Portuguese superstar sent a message out after the victory reflecting this.

Ronaldo ready for the obstacles

Ronaldo has risen to every challenge he has faced in his career so far and there is no reason why this one will be different.


Even at the age of 36, Ronaldo plays like he is carrying United’s attack already.

He has four goals in his opening three games and he is just four behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United tally of 126. He could take that by the end of the month at this rate.

Ronaldo will likely get a rest against West Ham in the Carabao Cup in midweek, before being back in Premier League action against Aston Villa next Saturday.

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