As Manchester United got set to welcome Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday, all eyes were on their new mega signing - Cristiano Ronaldo - who had returned to the Red Devils after 13 years in a stunning transfer this summer. Man Utd's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named CR7 in the starting line-up and it was time for Ronaldo's much-awaited second debut in front of a packed home crowd.
It wasn't the best start for the Portuguese on his return as he took some time to get settled with pace of the game. He got a few half-chances in the first half but was unable to make much impact. However, he was slowly and steadily finding his rhythm as he produced a few moments of brilliance showing some amazing skills in the process. And then, the moment came which everyone was waiting for!
Ronaldo scores for Man Utd after 4507 days
As the match was going towards a 0-0 draw, the home side stitched in a few passes to start their last attacking move of the half. Mason Greenwood found some space to fire in a shot towards the goal as goalkeeper Freddie Woodman failed to hold the ball in first attempt as the ball landed in the path of Ronaldo.
CR7, just like always, was at the right position at the right time as he shot the ball into the back of net to score his first goal for Man Utd on his return. This was notably Ronaldo's 119th goal for the Red Devils and will be one that fans will certainly remember for a long time.
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The 36-year-old had scored his last goal for the club way back on May 10, 2009. So, Ronaldo's goal on Saturday meant that he scored for Man Utd after a long gap of 4507 days. Absolutely brilliant!
Manchester United seal the win in second half
After going into half-time with a narrow 1-0 advantage courtesy Ronaldo's goal, Man Utd carried on the momentum to the second half as CR7 scored his another goal of the day before Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard could also open their accounts. Javier Manquillo scored the lone goal for Newcastle as The Red Devils sealed the game 4-1 to make it a memorable return for Ronaldo.