EPL: Man Utd becomes title contenders as Ronaldo score twice in his second debut

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Manchester United have become EPL title contenders after winning 4 – 1 at Old Trafford over Newcastle United.

Manchester United have won 3 out of their 4 matches with 1 draw.

The game that saw the Portuguese international making his second debut after 12 years absent from the club was a game that the Red’s were waiting to welcome the five times Balon D’or winner again.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his first debut for the Red Devil’s in 18 years ago after he was signed from Sporting CP in his native country, Portugal.

The 36-year old played a vital role in the game netting two goals in the game on the 45th minute plus additional time and the 62nd minute.

His Portuguese counterpart Bruno Fernandes also netted a goal for the Red Devil’s and Jesse Lingard making it 4 to pick the first spot of the English Premiership with 10points. Paul Pogba assisted twice for the 4 – 1 victory.

Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo

Newcastle secured a consolation goal in the 56th minute by Javier Manquillo

Cristiano Ronaldo made 196 appearance with 84 goals for the 20 times EPL champions before moving to Real Madrid in Spain.

Ronaldo’s return from Juventus to Man United was so shocked as many tipped Manchester City to be the club to have signed the Portuguese.

Ronaldo’s second debut for Manchester United was so exciting after reviving the hope of the club to win the title again since 2012/2013 season.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s game by numbers vs. Newcastle:

62 touches
17 final third passes completed
8 touches in opp. box
6 shots
4 penalty area entries
2 ball recoveries
2 shots on target
2 goals
1 chance created

Credit: Isaac Ganyo Tamakloe

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