Cristiano Ronaldo received a hero’s welcome at Old Trafford as he made his second Premier League debut for Manchester United against Newcastle on Saturday.
At the end of the first half of extra time, Ronaldo gave Manchester United the lead.
He had a yard of room in the penalty area after a fast turn of feet afforded him a yard of space, but he fired into the side-netting.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who left United for Real Madrid in 2009, returned last month from Juventus to the club where he earned his reputation as a global icon.
Since joining United, Ronaldo has scored 110 goals for Portugal, breaking the all-time international goalscoring record in a World Cup qualification win over Republic of Ireland.
He flew to England and has been working with his new teammates for the past few days after being suspended for the following game against Azerbaijan for removing his jersey in celebration.
In a star-studded team that also includes Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo is joined by United’s other summer arrivals Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.
During six trophy-laden years with United, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles and the Champions League, before going on to excel with Real and Juventus.
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