If anyone still doesn’t believe that Cristiano Ronaldo has made a huge positive impact at Manchester United, then their last-minute winner against Villarreal last night should seal the deal.
Ronaldo scored in the 95th minute of the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory in their second match of the UEFA Champions League group stage. They suffered a shock defeat to the Young Boys in their opening match, and a win over Villarreal at Old Trafford keeps their chances of reaching the knockout stage alive.
Villarreal, meanwhile, will be disappointed to come home without a single point in the 53rd minute after taking the lead from Pico Alexar’s strike. Hosts Bruno Fernandes and Alex Tales managed to equalize thanks to the Brazilian combination. It seemed that the clubs would continue to share the spoils of the match until Cristiano Ronaldo showed his presence.
“It’s my job,” he said in one. Interview “We knew it before the game, we had to win the game. It was difficult, the team was a little nervous,” he added after the match. “Great attitude from our players,” he said. The fans pushed us a lot.
This was in stark contrast to Manchester United, who were beaten by Uni Emery a few months ago for the Europa League title. At the time, he did not have a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Ronaldo made a sensational return to Old Trafford this summer, following a possible move from Juventus to PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester City. In the end, he chose to return to the United States, dedicating his decision to his patron, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Many are skeptical of his return, but few can deny the positive impact he has had on Ole Gunnar Solskjیرr.