- Cristiano Ronaldo helped Man Utd beat FC Porto in 2009 with a sensational strike
- The Portuguese striker fired home a thunderous shot from about 40 yards to stun the fans
- He says he loved the goal so much that he had to request the clip on DVD
In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo hit a 40-yard rocket into the far corner against FC Porto during his stint at Premier League club Manchester United and he still reveres that strike.
He hit the ball which gained a speed of 64.2mph helping Man United lead the Champions League quarter-final tie 3-2 and held on for the 80-plus minutes remaining of the second leg to qualify.
Ronaldo admitted that he was stunned as he described it as his best ever - with a vow to immediately get it on a DVD.
Ronaldo who was aged 24 at that time said via SunSport:
"It is the best goal I have scored. It was a fantastic strike and I can't wait to see it again on DVD. I am very happy with it.
"We have an opportunity to win everything and we are very confident that we can. We did not play fantastic in the last five or six games but we expect the next ones will be better because of what we did last night."
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side eventually reached the final of the competition but were handed a 2-0 defeat by eventual champions Barcelona.
Just months later, Fifa established the Puskas Award for the best goal in world football and Ronaldo's effort claimed the inaugural prize.
Ten years after that goal, it appears the Portuguese had found his new favourite goal following his sensational overhead kick against Juventus in 2018 while he played for Real Madrid.
He told France Football two years ago:
"If you ask me to choose [a favourite], I would say the goal against Juventus because it's a goal I've been trying to score for years."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is the latest to shower praises on Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe after his impressive display against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
The Frenchman scored a hat-trick against the Catalans in the first leg of their Champions League rounds of 16 meeting earlier this week - giving his side an advantage ahead of the second leg.
Despite conceding an early goal, the World Cup winner responded almost immediately to cancel-out Lionel Messi's spot-kick in the 32nd minute.
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