Author of a brace against Newcastle, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a resounding return with Manchester United this Saturday.
Ported by the ideal return of Cristiano Ronaldo, holder and author of a double against Newcastle (4-1), Manchester United took advantage of Tottenham’s heavy misstep at Crystal Palace (3-0) to take the lead in the fourth day of Premier Legue, Saturday.
Welcomed as a hero at Old Trafford, twelve years after leaving for Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo immediately stepped forward by scoring twice and propelling the Red Devils to the top of the table.
With ten points, they 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.
The supporters dreamed of such a return and “CR7” is not the type to ask for a time to adapt, 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 repelled by the goalkeeper (1-0, 45 + 2) and a duel won after a great opening from Luke Shaw (2-1, 62nd), the Portuguese signed his 119th and 120th goals in red.
Above all, he showed his team the way in a complicated match against Newcastle, catchy despite his 19th place in the standings.
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.
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.