It was a propitious comeback to Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese icon found the net twice as Manchester United celebrated the return of their star player with a 4-1 win over Newcastle.
Ronaldo is making headlines ever since he had moved from Juventus for his second innings with the Premier League club. Taking the field for the first time in his new Premier League season, Ronaldo netted the first two goals for Manchester United, extending his overall telly for the club to 119.
There was a tap-in from Ronaldo in the first half and a low strike after the break to restore the lead after Javier Manquillo equalised.
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The five-time Ballon d’Or winner opened the scoring right at the stroke of half-time after head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had handed the 36-year-old Ronaldo a first start for Manchester United in 12 years.
Ronaldo restored his team’s lead with a left-footed strike after Javier Manquillo had equalised for Newcastle in the second half. Bruno Fernandes added a third goal from 25 yards in the 80th minute and Jesse Lingard finished off the party with a right-footed shot from inside of the box in injury time.
Ronaldo’s compatriot, Bruno Fernandes scored the third and Jesse Lingard completed United’s third win in four league games.
The 36-year-old Portugal forward secured an unexpected return to United when he was sold by Juventus last month.