Ronaldo, who was amidst a lot of criticism for his dull performance lately, shut down his critics in the 12th minute of the game when he found the net after Fred flicked the ball into his path before Ronaldo took a touch and then hit past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris which nestled at the top corner at the far post. Portuguese striker levelled Bican for most combined goals in a playing career. However, Ronaldo was not in the mood of just levelling the record; instead registered one of his own as his second of the night came from Jadon Sancho’s pass in the 38th minute to record his 806th goal and climb to the top of the official all-time goalscoring list.
While United’s plan was spoiled by Spurs when they hit two goals to level the game, Ronaldo, who was leading the charge ensured the lead in the 81st minute. He completed the 59th hattrick of his career when he converted a corner into a successful one. Ronaldo has now scored a hattrick at club level in each of the last 13 calendar years. Ronaldo’s 59th hattrick was his first for the Old Trafford side since 2008 following his return. Undoubtedly, Ronaldo’s electrifying performance lit Old Trafford, and the spectators were quick to give a standing ovation to the legend.
However, Ronaldo’s incredible performance not just lit the stadium but also social media as fans were quick to shower praise over their favourite player at his best.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 12, 2022
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 12, 2022
Making an impact 🔴
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 11, 2022
— Naqeeb (@Naqeeb57933896) March 12, 2022
— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) March 12, 2022
C.Ronaldo is now too big to be called a GOAT is now a COW – Champion of the world pic.twitter.com/TzGlQZHaUA
— Kissfigo Ug (@kissfigo_ug) March 13, 2022
His name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. He’s 37 years old and and the Greatest Footballer of All Time #GOAT𓃵 with 807 goals to his name. He currently plays for @ManUtd and Portugal 🇵🇹 and that’s information you can take to the bank everyday of the week.#MUNTOT 3-2 FT. pic.twitter.com/dHd9lu8Rhc
— Sean Amadi (@iamSeanAmadi) March 12, 2022