Ronaldo scores hat-trick as United edge Norwich

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick in three Premier League games to boost Manchester United’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League at the expense of relegation-threatened Norwich at Old Trafford. Knowing victory would take them within three points of the top four, Ronaldo appeared to have put United in control when he scored twice in the opening 32…

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Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to teammates following Brighton win

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a strong message to his Manchester United team-mates as he finally broke his nine-hour goal drought. The Portuguese superstar scored a brilliant goal to set United on their way and record their first win in four. His strike – ending a six-game barren spell that was his worst in front of goal since 2009 – came…

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Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought with a beauty against Brighton

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his six-game goal drought in sensational style as Manchester United beat 10-man Brighton at Old Trafford to move back into the Premier League’s top-four. Bruno Fernandes added a second as United broke from deep inside their own half in the final minute of injury-time. After a tepid opening period, Ronaldo struck six minutes into the second half.…

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Ronaldo becomes first player to score 800 top-level goals

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to score 800 top-level career goals. He reached the milestone when he struck twice for Manchester United in a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday. It was a typical Ronaldo response to recent suggestions that his style of play might not suit the pressing approach favoured by incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick. Rangnick was…

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Ronaldo disputes Ballon d’Or organiser’s claim

Cristiano Ronaldo has accused the France Football editor of lying. The editor said the Portuguese’s only ambition was to retire with more Ballons d’Or than Lionel Messi. Ballon d’Or organiser Pascal Ferre made the claim to the New York Times. Paris St-Germain’s Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or on Monday, with five-time winner Ronaldo voted sixth. “I always win for myself and…

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Portugal in the same path with Italy in World Cup qualifiers

Portugal and Italy have been drawn in the same pathway for the European FIFA World Cup play-offs. This means that only one will be able to secure qualification for next year’s tournament in Qatar. Italy are the defending European champions, after beating England on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 in the summer. Portugal meanwhile won Euro 2016, overcoming…

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‘I am not here for a vaccation’ – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo says he has not returned to Manchester United for a vacation. The Portugal captain is preparing for his Old Trafford homecoming on Saturday. During his first spell with the Red Devils, the 36-year-old scored 118 goals in 292 games over six successful years in the North West. “I am capable,” Ronaldo told the club’s official website. “I am…

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Ronaldo spends first day at Carrington training ground

Cristiano Ronaldo has spent his first day back at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground. This follows his £20m switch from Juventus on deadline day. Ronaldo was granted permission to return to Manchester last Thursday. He picked up a suspension while on international duty with Portugal. The 36-year-old had to quarantine for five days upon his return to England. But finally…

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Cristiano to don No 7 at Manchester United

It has been confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the number seven shirt for Manchester United. The 36-year-old takes the number, which he wore in his first stint at Old Trafford. He takes it over from Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani who moves to number 21. Ronaldo will begin training with the Reds when he has completed five days isolation. On…

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks men’s international scoring record

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the world record for goals scored in men’s international football. The Marksman hit his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal. He scored in their dramatic 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland. The 36-year-old scored two late headers to break and extend the record. He scored the two goals after he had a penalty…

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