Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is one of the most well-documented transfer stories in modern history and perhaps that would’ve been the case regardless of where he moved.
But the added sentiment of a ‘second coming’ at Old Trafford had something to it and to no one’s surprise, the 36-year-old has started as he means to go on.
Just days after his move to United was confirmed, he became the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football, surpassing Ali Daei’s previous mark of 109 goals. Then, in his second game since returning to Old Trafford, he became the all-time leading appearance maker in the Champions League, alongside Iker Casillas on 177 appearances.
The latest feat is one of many the former Real Madrid star will add to his collection and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted, insisting he will continue to score goals after finding the net three times in two games this season.
“Yes, you know, it’s about his longevity and sustainability and his professionalism and his quality,” the Norwegian boss is quoted as saying by the official Manchester United website. “He scored again (against Young Boys) and I’m sure he’ll score more goals for us.”
Ronaldo will be hoping to extend his goalscoring streak this weekend as Manchester United make the trip to the London Stadium. A win would see Solskjaer’s side pick up 13 points from the first 15 possible, comfortably the best start under the Norwegian.