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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 119th and 120th goals against Newcastle on Saturday on Matchday 4 of the Premier League. The Portuguese player signs a return to Manchester United with great fanfare, twelve years after scoring his last goal for the Red Devils.
For his return to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals against Newcastle (4-1) at Old Trafford, for the fourth day of the Premier League, Saturday 11 September, twelve years after his last goal for the Red Devils.
The supporters dreamed of such a return and “CR7” is not the type to ask for a period of adaptation, especially in a club where it had a very good period between 2003 and 2009.
With a goal at close range after a strike from Mason Greenwood rejected by the goalkeeper (1-0, 45 + 2) and a duel won after a good opening from Luke Shaw (2-1, 62nd), the Portuguese signed his 119e and 120e goals in red.
Above all, he showed his team the way in a complicated game against Newcastle, catchy despite his 19e place in the ranking. At the end of the match, Bruno Fernandes (3-1, 80th) and Jesse Lingard (4-1, 90 + 2) gave a flattering scale to the result, goals like a thumb of the nose to those who see them threatened by the arrival of Ronaldo.
Already before the kick-off, Ronaldo was entitled to an ovation worthy of the greatest sports heroes for his return to the “Theater of Dreams”, after leaving Juventus at the very end of the summer transfer window. Fans also cheered him on every time he scored in the warm-up.
Relief for Manchester
These goals, however, relieve Manchester, who stumbled without much success on the defense of the Magpies, modest 17e with a period. Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, had opted for a formidable offensive composition, “CR7” alongside Jadon Sancho, one of United’s other major recruits this summer and Mason Greenwood, accompanied in the middle of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
There will, of course, be a lot to improve in the automatisms and the coordination, but these promising beginnings will do nothing to calm the frenzy of the Mancunian supporters after years of relative gloom.
With ten points, the Red Devils are under threat from Chelsea, who later play against Aston Villa, Liverpool who travel to Leeds on Sunday and Everton who host Burnley on Monday. But for a few hours at least, he will have put his team where they would like to come back for good.