In the primary half of his second debut, the 36-year-old delighted the house followers, tapping dwelling a rebounded shot from Manchester United famous person teen Mason Greenwood.
In true Ronaldo type, he ran to the Old 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.
However, Ronaldo confirmed once more why he was introduced again to Manchester, getting his second objective 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 objective 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 at all times play collectively. They have a mutual respect and play for Portugal collectively,” Solskjaer advised Sky Sports afterwards.
“It’s too early for me to predict the place we’ll find yourself. We have to be constant and let’s examine the place we’re. It’s modified [the atmosphere]. A number of months again you suppose the way it was right here. This is what Man Utd supporters ought to really feel like.”
Hottest ticket on the town
It was the sport all Manchester United followers wished to see: the return of Ronaldo.
Shirts with his identify and the well-known No. 7 had flown off the racks and the Old Trafford stands have been stuffed with followers hoping for a glimpse of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The pleasure grew additional when, an hour earlier than kickoff, it was introduced that Ronaldo can 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 purple equipment of Manchester United have been cheered as if he had scored.
The followers solely had 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 rating his first objective 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.”
But after halftime, Newcastle confirmed they weren’t happening 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 finally 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 via ball from Luke Shaw fell at his toes, which he powered between the legs of Woodman in objective for his second objective of the sport.
A surprise strike from Fernandes prolonged the lead to two earlier than Lingard made it 4-1.
Afterwards, Fernandes praised the affect Ronaldo has had on the crew.
“Everyone is aware of what Cristiano Ronaldo introduced for the membership and we’re actually joyful to have him,” he advised Sky Sports.
“The most essential, as he’ll say, is the outcome for the crew. Good gamers can at all times play nicely collectively.