Cristiano Ronaldo scores goals. It’s as simple as that.
There were more than a few supporters who raised a skeptical eyebrow when Manchester United decided to re-sign the footballing icon at 36 years old, but boy is he proving the doubters wrong.
Ronaldo back at Man Utd
The Real Madrid legend opened his account with a poacher’s finish from the rebound of a Mason Greenwood shot and doubled his money courtesy of a one-on-one strike past Freddie Woodman.
However, Ronaldo arguably went one better in mid-week when he opened his second Champions League account for the Red Devils just 13 minutes into the clash with Young Boys.
Young Boys vs Man Utd Champions League Highlights (Football Terrace)
Ronaldo scores from Bruno assist
And it came through some fantastic interplay between himself and his Portugal teammate, Bruno Fernandes, who provided a gorgeous assist for him to find the net at the Wankdorf Stadium.
Fernandes channelled his compatriot Ricardo Quaresma by guiding a dreamy outside-of-the-boot pass across the Young Boys penalty area that Ronaldo was always going to gobble up.
It wasn’t the cleanest finish by any means – David von Ballmoos got more than a wedge of contact on the ball – but there was an inevitability about Ronaldo’s finish crawling its way over the line.
Besides, forget the manner of the finish because it’s all about Fernandes’ assist and the moment of history for Ronaldo, so be sure to bask in United’s lightning start down below:
What an absolute gem from Fernandes.
So, just in case anyone was wondering whether the United general could sufficiently team up with Ronaldo, it’s fair to say that their wicked link-up in Switzerland proves that they well and truly can.
Ronaldo guarantees goals
As for Ronaldo, notching a tap-in at Young Boys might not seem all that impressive on paper, but the simple fact of the matter is that he is proving yet again that goals follow him wherever he goes.
Regardless of whether you’re talking about knuckle-ball free-kicks or back-post headers, we are talking about somebody who will bail you out of defeats and rescue wins from absolutely nowhere.
At the end of the day, goals win games and so too does Ronaldo.