- Cristiano Ronaldo’s second debut in a Manchester United shirt exceeded all expectation as he bagged a brace against Newcastle
- The 36-year old expressed his delight on social media after his heroics against the Magpies
- The last time Ronaldo faced Newcastle in 2008, he bagged his first and only Premier League hat trick to date
- United go top of the table with 10 points after an emphatic victory against Steve Bruce’s men
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Cristiano Ronaldo once again exhibited his elite mentality with a brilliant message to Manchester United and the fans after scoring a brace in what was a dream second debut for the Red Devils.
The 36-year old twice gave Manchester United the lead against Newcastle at Old Trafford before the Red Devils eventually opened the flood gates to claim a 4-1 victory.
His opening goal was typical of his transformation over the last few years as he pounced on a spilled ball from the Newcastle goalkeeper to tap home.
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He then displayed superb pace to get to the end of a Luke Shaw through ball to slot the home past Martin Dúbravka for the second time.
Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard rounded off the scoring, but only one man’s name was ringing at Old Trafford at full time – Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barely minutes after the game and former Juventus and Real Madrid man, who is the most followed human on Instagram, took to the social media platform to express his feelings after a stunning debut.
“My return to Old Trafford was just a brief reminder of why this stadium is known as the Theater of Dreams,” he started.
“For me, it has always been a magical place where you can achieve everything you set your mind into.”
Prior to the Newcastle match, Cristiano was interviewed by former team mate Wes Brown where he boldly declared he was not back in Manchester “for holiday.”
And with his brace against Newcastle, the Portugal superstar certainly backed his own statement.
“Along with all my teammates and with the amazing support that we always get from the stands, we face the road ahead with confidence and optimism that we’ll all be celebrating together in the end,” Ronaldo went on.
“Proud to be back at Man. United and playing in the Premier League once again, but above all, happy to help the team!”
There were hints that there would be a repeat of what Ronaldo achieved the last time he met Newcastle in 2008 when he scored a hat trick.
On Saturday, September 11, however, he had to settle for a brace which took his overall goal tally for Manchester United to 120 goals.