Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United and has wasted no time getting to work.
His brace put United in command at Old Trafford as they ran out 4-1 winners over Newcastle.
Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard scored eye-catching goals later on but the game was all about Ronaldo.
And after the match, he sent a message to United fans on Instagram, referencing their ‘amazing support’.
The atmosphere to welcome Ronaldo back was absolutely electric, as expected.
He has given the team an extra dimension – and seemingly ignited the supporters as well.
After being unable to attend Old Trafford for much of last season, they are back and louder than ever now.
United have scored nine goals in their two home matches so far and there’s no doubt the fans have been a factor in that.
Ronaldo was always going to rise to the pressure and his performance was like he’d never been away.
Cristiano Ronaldo: One of the greatest ever
- Ronaldo signed for Manchester United in 2003
United paid just £12 million to sign Ronaldo from Sporting. He went onto score 118 goals for United and won the Premier League title three times.
- A five times Champions League winner
Ronaldo won the Champions League for Manchester United in 2008. He then went on to win the trophy a staggering four more times with Real Madrid.
- Goal hungry superstar
Ronaldo once netted 42 goals in a season at United, a figure he smashed at Real Madrid. He once scored 61 goals in a single season for Real and 60 in another. He scored 101 goals in his last three years at Juventus alone.
- International star
Ronaldo broke the all-time international goal scoring record in 2021 to move clear as the most prolific player ever for his country.
- Multiple time Ballon d’Or winner
Ronaldo has now won the Ballon d’Or Award five times, finishing in second place on six occasions.
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