CR7 was named the best player of the match, thanks to his goals, but also because he stood out in various statistical areas
He jumped, ran, opened spaces and with two “Siiiuuu”, Cristiano Ronaldo returned triumphant to Manchester United. Only the ‘7’ of the Red Devils could put Old Trafford on its feet, and that is that the Portuguese forward scored two of the four goals with which United beat Newcastle United 4-1 in the Matchday 4 of the Premier League.
The eyes were focused on the ‘Commander’, who hid his nerves with impetus, with claw, with crashes and with two goals. In the end he smiled and was grateful to be back at the club he loves, from which he left in 2009 and to which he returned today in a second half that promises pure emotions.
His first minutes were of adaptation, from the start he took his place in the area, where he performs better now with 36 years. His memory did not play badly and he remembered every corner of the legendary Old Trafford pitch. Nailed as a forward center, he sought to pull marks and little was loaded on the sides. Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho were their partners in the attack, but they cost them the connections.
In the end, Bruno Fernandes arrived, one of the elements in which he trusts the most. Both Portuguese, the connection was clearer, but Newcastle’s well-placed defense didn’t let ‘CR7’ shine.
A taquito that he made provoked the first ovation. The second came when he pulled the mark so that Sancho was only at the foot of the area, but Bruno’s bad pass caused the English to lose time in the definition. In the end, everyone praised Cristiano’s diagonal.
His jumps, a bit circus, were constant. He searched by air for what he could not find on the ground, but not even in the heights did he have a ball as a way. The smile came along with the first “Siiiuuu”, and it is that towards the end of the first half he found a rebound in the area that he only had to push with an open goal.
Gifts from Freddie Woodman in goal helped the Portuguese, who came out at halftime with a visible smile.
In the complement, the good association with Bruno was constant. Even Luke Shaw understood the movements of the Portuguese and it was the side who assisted him for the second goal, as he gave him the ball in a run that he made to the area to define left-handed. While Woodman helped score, the second “Siiiuuu” came to Old Trafford.
At 36, the Portuguese shone with a double. He was applauded, chanted, and slapped on the back by his teammates. The odyssey was sealed by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard, who put the final score.
However, the return of one of the prodigal sons was a success. Two “Siiiuuu” by Cristiano Ronaldo led Manchester United to victory and gave them the three units to continue as leaders in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best player of the match, thanks to his double, but also because he stood out in several statistical areas, and the Portuguese played the 90 minutes, made six shots, of which two were on goal, two deflected and two blocked.
He had 62 touches of the ball and made 39 of the 45 passes he gave, for a conversion of 87%. In the same way, he gave a key pass that was not taken advantage of. He had three duels on the ground and did not win any, while he had one for the heights that was not victorious either. In addition, he lost 11 balls.