Manchester united defeated Newcastle United by 4-1 in Saturday’s premier league match as Cristiano Ronaldo continued his winning scoring habit on his extraordinary Old Trafford return.
Ronaldo scored twice as Javier Manquillo’s second-half equaliser for Newcastle proved in vain.
The 4-1 win, bolstered by goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard, took Manchester United top of the table at the final whistle.
The 36-year-old forward, back in United red for the first time since leaving in 2009, opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time, much to the joy of an expectant home crowd.
Liverpool player Javier Manquillo scored a fine equaliser on the counter-attack, Ronaldo was not to be denied, restoring the lead in front of the Stretford End.
Bruno Fernandes’s stunning strike from distance followed by Jesse Lingard’s late effort sealed the victory that takes United to the top of the Premier League table and – with Ronaldo – dreaming of staying there.
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