Cristiano Ronaldo had a re-entry worthy of his size at Manchester United. This Saturday, on his return to the English club after 12 years, Ronaldo fulfilled the expectations of the public present at Old Trafford, scored two goals, and opened the way for a 4-1 rout over Newcastle, in the fourth round of the Premier League. Manquillo even tied the visitors, and Bruno Fernandes and Lingard completed the score with two great goals.
Manchester United had more possession but found a Newcastle very well closed and coming out on dangerous counterattacks in the first half. In the last move before the break, however, Solskjaer’s team managed to open the scoring thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s opportunism. He took advantage of Woodman’s rebound on Greenwood’s kick and, free-marking, sent it to the net in the small area.
In the second half, the visitors rehearsed a reaction and tied the game with Manquillo, at 10. Six minutes later, however, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to raise the crowd at Old Trafford: he received it from Shaw, entered the area, and hit his left foot, placing it between the legs of the goalkeeper. From then on, United had more tranquility and extended the advantage with two beautiful moves.
At 34, Bruno Fernandes dominated outside the area and hit a kick at the angle to score the third. In stoppage time, at 46, Lingard, who joined Sancho’s spot, gave final numbers after a move started in exchange for passes from Pogba and Van de Beek and which had a light screen from Martial.
Teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were instrumental in the victory. In addition to the star of shirt 7 in the re-debut, the 18 also followed with his good numbers. Alongside West Ham’s Michail Antonio, he leads the Premier League goalscorers list with four goals.
Source: with agencies