Cristiano Ronaldo has made his second Manchester United debut with a brace in the 4-1 victory against Newcastle United at the Old Trafford on Saturday.
A delighted a packed Old Trafford crowd cheered from the moment he left the team coach on its arrival at the ground, throughout the warm-up, and then once the game had started, Ronaldo repaid the backing in the best possible manner.
Twelve years after he last scored for Manchester United in this stadium, Ronaldo broke the deadlock in first-half added time. The former Real Madrid star tapped in after visiting keeper Freddie Woodman spilled Mason Greenwood’s shot.
Newcastle restored parity shortly in the second half through Javier Manquillo with his first Newcastle goal.
Ronaldo finished off a flowing move by racing on to Luke Shaw’s through ball and drilling a low shot through Woodman’s legs. His international teammate Bruno Fernandes extended United’s lead by two goals when he collected Paul Pogba’s square pass and curled a shot into the top corner from the edge of the area.
Substitute Jesse Lingard added a fourth in added time.
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