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Cristiano Ronaldo: Top five goals

Ronaldo just can't stop scoring. (©GettyImages)
Ronaldo just can't stop scoring. (©GettyImages).

Cristiano Ronaldo's days at the Santiago Bernabeu could be numbered, if reports in Spain are to be believed, after the Portuguese star allegedly expressed his dismay and being booed my some Real Madrid fans.

The 26-year-old has scored 108 goals in 111 games for Los Blancos since his £80 million move from Manchester United to Madrid in the summer of 2009.

Old Trafford has been touted as a potential destination for Ronaldo, should he decide he no longer has a future with Real, and he would surely we welcomed back with open arms at United.

With this in mind, GMF takes a look at some of Ronaldo's finest goals scored during his time with United and Real.

Manchester United 2-0 Portsmouth - January 31, 2008

Ronaldo netted his 26th and 27th goals for the 2007/08 season against Portsmouth at Old Trafford on this night, and the second was a particularly special strike.

After Sol Campbell conceded a free-kick some 30 yards from goal, Ronaldo duly stepped up and hammered the ball home in his own unique style.

David James was motionless as the ball arrowed over the Pompey wall and dipped into the top corner. Sheer perfection.

FC Porto 0-1 Manchester United - April 15, 2009

Ronaldo himself identified his strike at the Estadio do Dragao as the finest he ever scored in a Manchester United shirt.

Having drawn the first-leg of this Champions League quarter-final tie 2-2 at Old Trafford, United needed to score in Portugal to ensure their progression.

And Ronaldo did just that, with a rasping hit from close to 40 yards that screamed past Helton and sent United into the last four of the competition.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid - April 20, 2011

Although not his most eye-catching goal, this winner against Barcelona is most certainly one of Ronaldo's most important.

Having lost 5-0 earlier in the season in a La Liga version of El Classico, Real were desperate to secure bragging rights - and silverware - in the final of the Copa del Rey.

With the score goalless in extra time, Angel di Maria hung a ball up at the far post, Ronaldo leapt majestically above Adriano and won the cup for Madrid with a perfect header.

Real Madrid 3-0 Ajax - September 29, 2011

Counter attacking at its best on this occasion, as a slick move from Real Madrid cut through Ajax with devastating precision.

Right-back Sergio Ramos found Mesut Ozil in midfield, and the young German strode forward and picked out Ronaldo on the half-way line.

Ronaldo then exchanged passes with the advancing Kaka, before slipping the ball into Ozil, who further laid the ball into the path of Pepe on the right of the Ajax area.

Pepe then cut the ball back for Ronaldo around the penalty spot, and the forward calmly slotted the home.

Malaga 0-4 Real Madrid - October 22, 2011

This goal against Malaga makes the list for the sheer audacity of the finish in Real Madrid's comfortable triumph at La Rosaleda.

Angel di Maria whipped in a free-kick towards the back post, and Sergio Ramos did well to climb above his marker at head the ball back across goal.

Ronaldo then turned his back on the ball and diverted it into the net in kung-fu style to register a quite astonishing goal. Breathtaking technique.

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