Portuguese skipper, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return to Manchester United as the host cruised to a 4-1 victory over Newcastle United at a packed Old Trafford.
Cheered from the moment he left the team coach on its arrival at the ground, throughout the warm-up and then once the game had started, Ronaldo repaid the backing in the best possible manner.
Twelve years after he last scored for Manchester United in the stadium, Ronaldo broke the deadlock in first-half added time when he tapped in after Newcastle keeper, Freddie Woodman, fumbled with Mason Greenwood’s shot.
Javier Manquillo had levelled the match with his first Newcastle goal, before Ronaldo scored his second, finishing off a flowing move by racing on to Luke Shaw’s through ball and drilling a low shot through Woodman’s legs.
His international teammate, Bruno Fernandes rifled in the goal of the game as he collected Paul Pogba’s square pass and curled a shot into the top corner from the edge of the area before substitute, Jesse Lingard, added a fourth in added time. (BBC Sports)