Cristiano Ronaldo's 14th goal of the season for Manchester United is a totally unique one

Cristiano Ronaldo could not have asked for an easier goal to net his 14th strike of the season after Scott McTominay’s shot rebounded off the woodwork for him to score a tap in.

This was Ronaldo’s 132nd goal for Manchester United, taking him one above Tommy Taylor in the club’s all-time scoring charts as the 13th highest scorer.

Ronaldo is United’s top scorer this season, now with 14 overall, nine more than nearest teammates Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes, who each have five.

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Unique goal

Ronaldo’s goal was a unique one because it was the first goal he has scored for Manchester United this season when the team were already winning.


All of Ronaldo’s previous 13 came to either equalise or give United the lead, which shows how dependent the club have been on him.

Ronaldo nearly actually scored an opener for United last night too, blazing an early shot over the bar. Scott McTominay then obliged to give the team the lead and the Red Devils never looked back.

The forward was pleased with the victory and how the side signed of 2021 on a high note.

Ronaldo’s influence

Here is a look at the breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 14 goals and how they impacted results…

  1. 1-0 v Newcastle: Ronaldo gives United the lead
  2. 2-1 v Newcstle: Ronaldo restores United’s lead
  3. 1-0 v Young Boys: Ronaldo scores United’s opener
  4. 1-0 v West Ham: Ronaldo gives United the lead
  5. 2-1 v Villarreal: Ronaldo scores the winner
  6. 3-2 v Atalanta: Ronaldo scores the winner
  7. 1-0 v Tottenham: Ronaldo nets opener
  8. 1-1 v Atalanta: Ronaldo scores equaliser
  9. 2-2 v Atalanta: Ronaldo equalises again
  10. 1-0 v Villarreal: Ronaldo scores opener
  11. 2-1 v Arsenal: Ronaldo gives United the lead
  12. 3-2 v Arsenal: Ronaldo scores winning penalty
  13. 1-0 v Norwich: Ronaldo scores winner
  14. 3-0 v Burnley: Ronaldo extends the lead
  15. 2-0 v Brighton: Ronaldo extends the lead
  16. 1-0 v Tottenham: Ronaldo scores opener
  17. 2-1 v Tottenham: Ronaldo restores the lead
  18. 3-2 v Tottenham: Ronaldo scores the winner
  19. 1-0 v Norwich: Ronaldo opens the scoring
  20. 2-0 v Norwich: Ronaldo double the lead
  21. 3-2 v Norwich: Ronaldo scores the winner
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