Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to mark his dream return to Manchester United
As the red devils beat Newcastle United 4-1 at Old Trafford.
12 years on from leaving the club for Real Madrid, the Portuguese walked out onto
the Old Trafford pitch once again roared on by a delirious home crowd.
Wearing his old no7 shirt, the 36-year-old delivered on the big stage, breaking the
deadlock just before half-time.
Steve Bruce’s side was excellent in defense and did cause counter-attacking
problems for large parts of the game, summed up by Javier Manquillo’s equalizer jsut
after half-time following a good move involving Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-
But the lead lasted just a matter of minutes as Ronaldo struck again, crashing home
a shot through Woodman’s legs at the Stretford End following Luke Shaw’s run and
There was no hat-trick for the returning Portuguese icon but there was a sensational
25-yard goal from Bruno Fernandes, to remind Red Devils supporters that he can still
be a key player at Old Trafford despite Ronaldo’s arrival.
Jesse Lingard capped off a fine display in stoppage time with a curling effort from
inside the box, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side moved top of the Premier League table
after the 3 pm kick-offs.