Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a double return as a Manchester United player as the Red Devils beat Newcastle 4-1 against Olk Trafford on Saturday.
United were made to work harder than expected for three points, but they were able to rely on Ronaldo’s hunter-gatherer to hit twice on both sides of Javier Manchello’s well-worked equalizer.
Bruno Fernandes then sealed a day where the Portuguese stars shone for a spectacular distance 10 minutes ahead of time before Jesse Langard scored in stoppage time.
Since Alex Ferguson’s retirement as manager in 2013, United’s fortunes on the field have plummeted without Ronaldo’s Premier League or Champions League success.
His return was enough to create a feverish atmosphere among 74,000 people that had not been seen in Old Trafford for years.
Long before the 36-year-old’s kick-off, songs were sung in his honor and there were even celebrations in the warm-up shooting drill.
Ronaldo’s arrival has added even more power to the selection of pre-loaded attackers at Solesker’s offer.
Judon Sancho and Mason Greenwood overtook Ronaldo in the front three with Friends and Paul Pogba with Fernandes and Paul Pogba.
The crowds for a party were getting restless as Newcastle was relatively relaxed until Ronaldo’s first big moment came at half-time.
Greenwood scored in United’s first three Premier League games before the international break and once again sparked when Freddie Woodman threw his neutral effort and the ball bounced off Ronaldo’s home. Fell
Instead of opening the floodgates for a comfortable win, Newcastle came up with a much more powerful threat for the second half and stunned United home for 10 minutes in the second half by cutting open.
The Paraguayan Football Federation allowed him to play on Friday after he withdrew a ban for not being released for international duty, burst through midfield and released Alan St. Maxman.
The Frenchman then turned the ball completely in Manchello’s way to score his first goal for Newcastle in 85 games.
United, on the other hand, now have the deadliest finisher in the history of the game and Ronaldo made sure that the day would be about him at 62 minutes.
Despite his years of development, Ronaldo did not slow down from moving from Isaac Hayden to Luke Shaw and his powerful strike went straight to Woodman.
United still needed the intervention of David de Gea to secure the win as Spain brilliantly turned around Jolton’s shot which was destined in the top corner.
Fernandez has been United’s talisman for a 20-month majority since joining Sporting Lisbon, as Ronaldo did in 2003.
And the midfielder made sure he was not completely overlooked by his compatriots with a thrilling strike in the top corner from Paul Pogba.
Pogba was also at number four when Langard turned to him and turned around in the far corner.