Manchester United congratulate Cristiano Ronaldo

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Manchester United's official Twitter account congratulated former player Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese star recorded his 500th career goal last night. 

Ronaldo struck home after 29 minutes to give Real Madrid the lead over Swedish outfit Malmo in the Champions League to secure the historic milestone. 

The World Player of the Year didn't stop there, however, as he went to score Real's second goal of the night late on in proceedings. 


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Ultimately, Ronaldo's 501st career goal equalled the achievements of the great Raul, who found the back of the net on 323 separate occasions for the Spanish giants.

One more Real Madrid strike for Ronaldo will see him stand alone as the club's all-time leading scorer. 

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United tweet 

Of course, during his rise up the footballing ladder, Ronaldo produced a number of special moments on English soil. In fact, 118 of his 501 career goals came in the red of United - and the club's faithful still hold out hope that he will one day complete an emotional return to Manchester.


The re-signing of Ronaldo probably isn't going to happen. United would have to pay an extortionate fee to secure the services of their former star, which is seemingly unlikely considering his age.

At 30-years-old, the Real Madrid ace can't go on forever. There will come a time in the years ahead when his powers start to desert him. No doubt, United would be signing a world-class player, but Louis van Gaal and Co. must invest time in their new generation. The likes of Anthony Martial, Memphis Depay and Andreas Pereira are the future.

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