Cristiano Ronaldo may be approaching the end of his era, but the Portuguese sensation has demonstrated how he can still deliver goals at a constant pace by achieving yet another personal milestone. The Portuguese striker has sprung to Manchester United’s rescue yet once again.
In-play versus Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, The Red Devils, coached by interim manager Ralf Rangnick would have been looking to capitalize on Spurs’ earlier setback over Brighton
Ronaldo struck United’s opening goal against Norwich just after seven minutes of action, scooping in from Anthony Elanga’s pullback. A little after the half-hour point, he demonstrated his aerial ability to double the score, climbing to head home for his 20th strike of the season.
Norwich then produced a comeback to dampen Ronaldo’s day, with Kieran Dowell and Teemu Pukki knocking out Ralf Rangnick’s two-goal cushion. Having Ronaldo on the field, nevertheless, United were always a menace to recover the cushion.
Then he sealed his triple with an unusual goal straight from a free-kick, blasting a tremendous effort beyond Tim Krul halfway into the second half to send United again in front with a 3-2 lead. It was a phenomenal display from a player who had only struck one amongst his past 72 free-kick chances as recently as March.
Ronaldo’s name was also written in another portion of the Premier League’s history records as a consequence of the goal. With his goalscoring antics against Norwich, he became the first player beyond the age of 36 to record 15 strikes or over in one Premier League season, and he also bagged his 60th professional hat-trick.
Cristiano Ronaldo produced a fantastic hat-trick for Manchester United versus Norwich, expanding his illustrious goalscoring tally to another astounding benchmark. The 37-year-old striker has now scored more than 20 strikes in all competitions for the 17th successive year, stretching down to the opening of his debut season at Old Trafford in 2006-07. Ronaldo has featured for Man United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, before heading to the Red Devils.