It’s as if Cristiano Ronaldo never left Old Trafford as the Manchester United start made it five goals in five matches since rejoining the club with a dramatic winner vs Villarreal
Cristiano Ronaldo came to Manchester United ‘s rescue once again against Villarreal as his dream start to the season continues.
It’s as if the former Real Madrid man never left Old Trafford as the forward made it five goals in five matches since rejoining the club.
And his winning strike against the Spanish side was undoubtedly the most important so far.
After United’s defeat to Young Boys in their Champions League opener, it was crucial that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men got back to winning ways in the group.
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Perhaps Ronaldo’s hot start shouldn’t be a surprise as it’s what he’s done his entire career.
But even his biggest of fans will admit that they’ve been shocked at how little time he’s taken to get up to speed as he’s instantly become United’s most important player.
Another moment that was ‘typical Ronaldo’ was what he did in his post-match interview as his reaction to the first question was priceless.
The BT Sport reporter said: “Cristiano: You did it again…
And the 36-year-old just shrugged as if there was never any doubt that he was going to rise to the big occasion – like he always does.
He added: “That’s my job, yeah!
“It was a very, very difficult game. Villarreal played so good, create many chances.
“We struggled a little bit because we knew before the game that we must win the game.
“It was tough, the team was a little bit nervous especially…. well, first half and second half, to be honest.
“But we had a little bit of luck that we didn’t have in the last game [against Aston Villa last weekend].
“It was good, great attitude from our players. The fans pushed us a lot, which I have to say thank you to all of them.
“This is what we need sometimes when we’re a little bit down, when the team is not playing well, but an important win.”
“The game tonight was not my best. I didn’t play so good.
“But sometimes I play good I don’t score. Today I don’t play good and I score.
“Very important. We knew if we didn’t get points today it would be tough to go through to the next stage but now everything is possible, everything is open and we believe we go through.”