Was it the prettiest goal? Not by any means. Do we care? Absolutely not. This Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs. Newcastle still had all the feels.
With the first half coming to a close, Ronaldo had a true poacher’s finish when Mason Greenwood’s effort from outside the box took a deflection that Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman spilled. Ronaldo was waiting on the doorstep to sweep home the game’s opening goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo Goal Vs. Newcastle
IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG!@Cristiano is BACK. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/k3laVNuStA— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) September 11, 2021
What. A. Moment. pic.twitter.com/XObaGzcNUO— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2021
Up until that point Ronaldo had pulled off some clever flicks and stepovers, but nothing of real danger. Fans on Twitter were having a field day with Ronaldo after one of his attempted shots didn’t go according to plan.
The Premier League isn’t ready for Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/BacBbwCS8Q— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) September 11, 2021
Mr. CR7 won’t care about that as he scored his first Manchester United goal since May 10, 2009.
Ronaldo’s goal gave the Red Devils the lead going into halftime.