Man Utd 3-0 Brentford: Elanga ran to celebrate before Ronaldo took penalty

Manchester United‘s final home game of the 2021/22 season was certainly a positive one.

Well, on the pitch at least. Supporters protested against the Glazers in the stands throughout the match against Brentford, but the team still rallied to deliver a rare convincing victory.

United ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, the brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.

Ronaldo was comfortably the best player on the park once again and his strike from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 on the night was as emphatic as ever.

You just knew the 37-year-old was going to make the back of the net bulge for the 18th time in the Premier League season when he stepped up.

One man who was more convinced than anyone that Ronaldo would beat David Raya was teenage sensation Anthony Elanga.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Christian Eriksen of Brentford challenges Anthony Elanga of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on May 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Swedish winger actually ran off to celebrate before his superstar teammate even made contact with the ball from 12 yards.

Talk about having confidence in someone’s footballing ability…

Video: Elanga knew Ronaldo would score penalty vs Brentford

It was only right that Elanga performed Ronaldo’s famous ‘SIU’ celebration with him by the corner flag following his latest goal.

If Ronaldo’s performance against Brentford is to be his last at Old Trafford, he certainly bowed out on a high.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward was absolutely everywhere. He put in a serious shift defensively, created a number of goalscoring chances for his teammates and won the penalty from which he scored from.

Manchester United 3-0 Brentford (Football Terrace)

Imagine ever thinking Ronaldo was the ‘problem’ at United, eh?

If incoming manager Erik ten Hag has any sense, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be part of his plans for the 2022/23 season.

He’s still among the best strikers in world football, which is proven by the fact that only Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son have more goals in the Premier League this campaign.

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