Cristiano Ronaldo is having quite the afternoon for Manchester United this evening – the 37-year-old scored twice in the first half against Norwich and has now completed his hat-trick.
The superstar striker opened the scoring early in the game before doubling United’s lead but a fightback from struggling Norwich ensured a nervy end to the game.
Rangnick’s decision to not play with a ball-winning midfielder seemed to have backfired but Ronaldo stepped up, as he usually does, to emphatically restore United’s lead with roughly 15 minutes to go, as seen below.
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RONALDO WITH THE BRILLIANT FREE KICK FOR HIS 50TH CLUB HAT TRICK!
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The three-goal show was his third overall for United, his second this season and the 50th in his club career – quite the feat. United will hope that goal is enough to secure all three points, especially with Tottenham Hotspur losing earlier on Saturday.