然而, Ronaldo showed again why he was brought back to Manchester, getting his second goal of the game with a powerful low finish to once again give United the lead.
Ronaldo’s Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes extended Manchester United’s lead with a thunderbolt of a strike from about 30 yards out from goal.
Hottest ticket in town
It was the game all Manchester United fans wanted to see: the return of Ronaldo.
Shirts with his name and the famous No. 7 had flown off the racks and the Old Trafford stands were full of fans hoping for a glimpse of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The excitement grew further when, an hour before kickoff, it was announced that Ronaldo would be starting.
The roar that welcomed him on the pitch ahead of kickoff almost lifted the roof of the famous stadium, and Ronaldo’s first few touches in the red kit of Manchester United were cheered as if he had scored.
The fans only had to wait until just before halftime to get what they’d come to see: Ronaldo scoring once again for their club.