The fairy-tale run continues for Cristiano Ronaldo 2.0 with the Red Devils, as the 36-year old reached yet another milestone, becoming the 1st ever to score 800 career goals for both clubs and country.
Manchester United on Thursday beat Arsenal 3-2 at the ‘theatre of dreams’ with Ronaldo scoring the winner from the spot.
The fixture was already in the headlines after the arrival of Ralf Rangnick but Carrick was on the charge for the match as Rangnick wasn’t being permitted and was watching from the stands.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 2, 2021
Gunners opened the scoring with a goal which would be debatable for a while, but Ronaldo stole the show in the 51st minute of the match, scoring his 800th career goal with a commendable finish into the left corner of a squared pass from Marcus Rashford to put his side ahead. The Portuguese star became the first-ever footballer to score 800 goals in his career for both clubs and country.
Arsenal, to their credit, didn’t give up the fight, scored again and demanded another intervention from CR7 who didn’t disappoint the fans and scored a winner and his number 801 from the penalty spot in the 70th minute to seal a 3-2 victory for the Red Devils.
The 5 times Ballon D’or winner has scored 130 goals across two spells for United, adding 5 for Sporting Lisbon, 450 for Real Madrid, 101 for Juventus and 115 for Portugal.
Ronaldo, this season has rescued his side for numerous occasions now and is keen to offer more, whenever or wherever needed; is what he continues to prove on his return to Old Trafford.
Our minds are already set on the next game, there’s no time to celebrate! Today’s win was very important to get back on track, but there’s still a long road to go until we reach our destination… Congrats to all my teammates, great spirit tonight! 🙏🏽💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/XUFsOOGlws
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 2, 2021
However, Cristiano doesn’t seem to be dealing in enjoyments of milestones as he is more focused on performing and scoring every game he plays to end the season as a success for the Red Devils.
Manchester United will now begin a new era under Ralf Rangnick, who will be in charge of the club for the remainder of the 2021-22 season and it will surely be interesting to see the changes Rangnick will bring. The fans are saying that Ronaldo’s style of play might not suit the approach favoured by the incoming German interim manager who most probably likes the pressing style and young players. It will be interesting to see whether the master of ‘Gen-pressing’ will keep the Portuguese in the team consistently.