Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

OPINION: United benefit from Pogba’s impact at Old Trafford

The step-overs returned, there was a backheel, a strop and a goal of the month contender. All Cristiano Ronaldo was lacking was his signature celebration, instead opting for a knee-slide.

Usually, a goalscorer’s drought is ended through good fortune, not Ronaldo. The 15th goal of his second coming at Manchester United was arguably his best and certainly the most important.

Ronaldo had not gone seven games without scoring since United were champions of England, champions of Europe and champions of the world midway through 2008-09. This time, his impotent run ended at six games and Ronaldo may still back himself to match that season’s haul of 26 goals.

For now, United occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot and retaining Ronaldo for a second season depends on their presence in that competition. Thursday nights for Ronaldo have been nights off for as long as he has known in his professional career.

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