Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was at it again on international duty last night.

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal thumped Luxembourg 5-0 in World Cup qualifying.

That makes it a staggering 58 trebles for Ronaldo across his club and international career.

He has ten for Portugal alone, which is a new record on yet another evening where Ronaldo made history.

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Former United skipper Roy Keane was a pundit on ITV’s coverage of England’s 1-1 draw with Hungary.

As the programme was ending, host Mark Pougatch asked Keane for a quick word on Ronaldo’s three goals and his overall record.

Keane said: “Will I say it again? The guy’s a genius.

 

“Absolutely amazing. What a player.”

Keane’s comments echo his praise from the last international break, when Ronaldo broke the all-time international goalscoring record before returning to United.

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United have a tough schedule ahead after the international break.

Many of the matches with the other big clubs ended 0-0 last season, but hopefully Ronaldo can make the difference this time around.

United will need to provide the right service but Ronaldo does not need many chances to score.

He will be coming back to United on the back of four goals in two games for Portugal, ready to get the club through a patchy period of form ahead of some blockbuster matches.

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