Within the first half of his second debut, the 36-year-old delighted the house followers, tapping house a rebounded shot from Manchester United celebrity teenager Mason Greenwood.
In true Ronaldo kind, he ran to the Outdated Trafford nook to carry out his now-famous “Siuuuu” celebration.
His debut took a flip after the halftime break, nonetheless, as Javier Manquillo equalized for Newcastle after a swift counterattack.
Nonetheless, Ronaldo confirmed once more why he was introduced again to Manchester, getting his second purpose of the sport with a robust low end to as soon as once more give United the lead.
Ronaldo’s Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes prolonged Manchester United’s lead with a thunderbolt of a strike from about 30 yards out from purpose earlier than Jesse Lingard scored to make it 4-1.
Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a former teammate of Ronaldo’s, lauded the mix of his two Portuguese stars.
“Good gamers can all the time play collectively. They’ve a mutual respect and play for Portugal collectively,” Solskjaer instructed Sky Sports activities afterwards.
“It is too early for me to foretell the place we’ll find yourself. We have now to be constant and let’s have a look at the place we’re. It is modified [the atmosphere]. A couple of months again you assume the way it was right here. That is what Man Utd supporters ought to really feel like.”
Hottest ticket on the town
It was the sport all Manchester United followers needed to see: the return of Ronaldo.
Shirts along with his title and the well-known No. 7 had flown off the racks and the Outdated Trafford stands have been stuffed with followers hoping for a glimpse of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The thrill grew additional when, an hour earlier than kickoff, it was introduced that Ronaldo could be beginning.
The roar that welcomed him on the pitch forward of kickoff virtually lifted the roof of the well-known stadium, and Ronaldo’s first few touches within the pink equipment of Manchester United have been cheered as if he had scored.
The followers solely needed to wait till simply earlier than halftime to get what they’d come to see: Ronaldo scoring as soon as once more for his or her membership.
Some good work from England worldwide Greenwood resulted in Newcastle Freddie Woodman saving the try, just for it to fall on the ready toes of Ronaldo, to attain his first purpose for the membership 12 years and 124 days.
In celebration, Ronaldo delighted followers by performing his now customary celebration, the place he jumps, spins and thrusts his arms out whereas exclaiming, “Siuuu.”
However after halftime, Newcastle confirmed they weren’t taking place with out a struggle.
Managed by former United participant Steve Bruce, some slick counterattacks threatened to degree the sport, earlier than Manquillo’s low end did ultimately restore parity.
It did not final lengthy although, as Ronaldo as soon as once more displayed why he is the highest goalscorer in males’s worldwide soccer.
A slick by means of ball from Luke Shaw fell at his toes, which he powered between the legs of Woodman in purpose for his second purpose of the sport.
A marvel strike from Fernandes prolonged the result in two earlier than Lingard made it 4-1.
Afterwards, Fernandes praised the influence Ronaldo has had on the workforce.
“Everybody is aware of what Cristiano Ronaldo introduced for the membership and we’re actually joyful to have him,” he instructed Sky Sports activities.
“A very powerful, as he’ll say, is the end result for the workforce. Good gamers can all the time play effectively collectively.