On Tuesday night, Cristiano Ronaldo become Manchester United’s joint fifth all-time Premier League goalscorer after scoring the opening goal as the Reds beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford.
That was his 93rd league goal for the club.
The goal brought Ronaldo level with Andy Cole, who also has 93 league goals for Manchester United.
After the game, Cole raved about Ronaldo on Premier League Productions.
“804 career goals? Terrible, absolutely terrible,” Cole joked, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. “It was the first time Manchester United put Brighton under pressure.
“You’d expect him to hit the target from there and he’s done that. We know he’s a special player.
“It’s incredible – to be playing at the highest level at 37 now and still scoring goals. The goals that he’s got. He’s done almost everything in his career.
“But to still have that hunger and desire – that tells you everything.”
It was also Ronaldo’s ninth league goal of the season and he’s scored 15 goals across all competitions since returning to the club in the summer.
Ronaldo is just two goals shy of Ruud van Nistelrooy’s league haul (95) for United and he should be aiming to become United’s second top goalscorer of all-time next season.
Ryan Giggs is currently second on 109 goals, so Ronaldo is 16 goals away for reaching that point and I think it’s achievable, while there is no catching Wayne Rooney with 183 goals.
Ronaldo will be looking to add to his tally on Sunday against Leeds United.