By Babajide Okeowo
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a dream return as a Manchester United player by scoring twice as the Red Devils beat Newcastle 4-1 in front of a rocking Old Trafford on Saturday.
Ronaldo now has 120 United goals to his name, but scored his first since leaving for Real Madrid 12 years ago to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men top of the Premier League table.
“He’s still a ruthless and clinical goalscorer,” said Solskjaer. “He smells the big moments when there is a goal in there.”
United were made to work harder than expected for the three points, but were able to rely on Ronaldo’s predatory instincts to strike twice either side of Javier Manquillo’s well-worked equaliser for the Magpies.
Bruno Fernandes then sealed a day where Portuguese stars shone with a stunning long-range effort 10 minutes from time before Jesse Lingard rounded off the scoring in stoppage time.
Also, Arsenal put a stop to three consecutive losses with a narrow win over Norwich.
Arsenal Captain, Aubameyang strikes to bring Gunner’s 1st season win in the Premier League against the Norwich side on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
The club captain’s strike in the 66th minute was the Gunners’ first in the top flight this term that rescued them from the bottom of the table.
Under pressure boss Mikel Arteta will be relieved to see his side finally move off the bottom of the table, with Norwich replacing them having now lost all four of their opening games of the season.