Ronaldo Helps United Beat Newcastle on Second Old Trafford Debut

Ronaldo Helps United Beat Newcastle on Second Old Trafford Debut

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Manchester United seal up a third win of the season after a 4-1 resounding victory Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Portuguese star was on target twice on his homecoming, scoring shortly before half time to put The Red Devils upfront and another in the second half before Fernandes and substitute, Jesse Lingard made it four goals.

United's opener came in the additional two minutes of the first forty-five when Mason Greenwood's shot proved too hot to handle for Freddie Woodman, who could only fumble into the path of a grateful Ronaldo who fired home on his second coming debut.

Newcastle came in search for an equalizer after the break and eventually got one in the fifty-sixth minute. Miguel Almirón broke from deep and found Allan Saint-Maximin, the Frenchman slid Javier Manquillo through on goal with the full-back slotting into the net like a striker.

It was a matter of minutes before Luke Shaw took matters into his own hands, bursting through the middle and slipped Ronaldo through on goal, who made no mistake, drilling through the legs of Woodman to re-establish United's grip on the match.

Joelinton forced David de Gea into action, beating away the Brazilians advances, but that was as close as Steve Bruce's side came to finding the second goal before Bruno Fernandes struck an absolute peach from 25-yards into Woodman's top right-hand corner.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side didn't look back after. They continued terrorizing Newcastle's defense until Bruno Fernandes found a perfect space to fire a shot into Woodman's right-hand corner from the 25-yards.

Substitute, Jesse Lingard rubbed salt in Newcastle's wounds in stoppage time, wriggling free in the box to curl an effort into the bottom corner to put the icing on the cake to wrap up a befitting welcome-back party for Ronaldo.

The win has taken The Red Devils to ten points at the summit of the table above second placed Manchester City with nine points.

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