Cristiano Ronaldo delivered in almost inevitable fashion to begin his second spell at Manchester United by scoring twice
to send his side top of the table with a 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
The 36-year-old Portuguese gives United the lead in the second minute of first-half stoppage time,
pouncing to slot home from close range after Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman parries a low drive from Mason Greenwood.
But Javier Manquillo brings Newcastle level in the 56th minute with a low right-footed shot.
However, CR7 produces a trademark strike to restore the lead
when the forward bursts into the box as he collects a through ball from Luke Shaw before drilling it through the legs of Woodman,
for a goal that is truly reminiscent of his early days under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Bruno Fernandes makes it 3-1 with a wonderful strike from 25 metres out, which swerves at speed into the top corner 10 minutes from time.
Substitute Jesse Lingard adds to the celebration with a well-taken shot from inside the box after more good work from Paul Pogba,
and United thrashed Newcastle 4-1 and rise to 1st place, but after the talk was all about Ronaldo.
Cristiano, he lifts everyone. He gets everyone's so focused when he's around the place.
克里斯蒂亚诺让每个人都感到振奋 。当他在这里的时候，每个人都很专注 。
He puts demands on himself which then will put demands on his teammates, and he puts demands on us.
And that's why he's done so much in his career, he's been so disciplined.
And we knew he's evolved, he's developed as a player, he's a different type of player now compared to what he was when he left.
But he's still a ruthless and clinical goalscorer, and he smells the big moments.
He does, uh, scents when, when there's goal in there.