Manchester United Striker Cristiano Ronaldo Sets New Champions League Record Following Win Over Villarreal

Manchester United Striker Cristiano Ronaldo Sets New Champions League Record Following Win Over Villarreal

  • Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first ever English Premier League player to score in five straight European matches
  • The Portuguese sensation who returned to Manchester United during the summer has scored in all Champions League games for the Red Devils this season
  • It is yet another record for the 36-year-old who takes his tally in the competition to six goals this campaign

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new Champions League record after he inspired the Red Devils to a 2-0 win over Villarreal, Complete Sports reports.

The 36-year-old opened the scoring in the 78th minute to put his side ahead, before Jadon Sancho sealed the win with a stunning strike on the stroke of 90 minutes.

It was a return of victory for the Red Devils who were winless in their last three games which consequently saw the sacking of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Cristiano Ronaldo gets his goal against Villarreal in the Champions League. Photo: Jose Breton
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Michael Carrick was appointed as the caretaker coach to lead the side against the Yellow Submarines and Ronaldo took his tally to six goals in five consecutive Champions League matches.

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And according to football facts and statistics outfit, Optajoe, the Portuguese is now the first ever player to score in each of an English club’s first five matches of a single European Cup/Champions League season (excluding qualifiers), 101 Great Goals reports.

It was a perfect start for Michael Carrick in his first game as United manager, after replacing Ole Gunner Solskjaer.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to win over Villarreal

Meanwhile, CR7 has stated that Manchester United players will continue to fight for the club until they achieve their dreams.

Michael Carrick saw his side burst into life towards the end of the second half, the two goals ensuring United reaches the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare.

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After the game, Ronaldo said:

“Always great to play in Spain, amazing to win in Spain, satisfying to score in Spain, a country where I always felt special…
“Congrats to the lads for a great victory that puts us where we belong! We are Man. United and we will never stop fighting for this club! Let’s go, Devils! #MUFC.”

Cristiano reacts following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Manchester United striker has reacted to the sacking of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the Old Trafford.

And Cristiano Ronaldo who arrived the club on the summer transfer deadline day has described the tactician as an outstanding human being.

Ronaldo took to social media to laud Solskjaer’s efforst at the club, saying he wishes him all that life has reserved for him.

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