Cristiano Ronaldo completed a match winning performance on his return to the Premier League, and then made an emotional post on social media.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford and the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, after 12 years away from Manchester United, and he picked up where he left off.

The 36-year-old opened the scoring against Newcastle United, before Javier Manquillo’s equaliser, and later put his side back ahead.

Bruno Fernandes later scored a worldie and Jesse Lingard added a fourth, but the day belonged to Ronaldo who took to Instagram after the game to post about what it meant to be back.

“My return to Old Trafford was just a brief reminder of why this stadium is known as the Theater of Dreams,” the former Juventus forward said.

“For me, it has always been a magical place where you can achieve everything you set your mind into.

Fans celebrate with Ronaldo after his second of the day. Image: PA Images

“Along with all my teammates and with the amazing support that we always get from the stands, we face the road ahead with confidence and optimism that we’ll all be celebrating together in the end.


“Proud to be back at Man. United and playing in the Premier League once again, but above all, happy to help the team!

“Let’s go, Devils!”




United started the season with a big win against Leeds United but had stalled in their next two games with a draw against Southampton and a poor performance when beating Wolves 1-0, before the international break.

However the mood around Old Trafford had sparked into life after that third game, with news of Ronaldo’s impending transfer back to the club.

Fans have flooded to the ground, and onto the internet, to buy shirts with the five time Ballon d’Or winner’s name on the back of them, racking up £187 million worth of sales, according to reports, although not everyone is quite as happy to see him back in England.

A young United fan attempts to get Ronaldo’s shirt. Image: PA Images

His impact on the pitch was pretty much instant as well, although it did take him until the second minute of added on time in the first half to score.

The second of the game came at a time when Newcastle had got right back into the game, before his teammates but an extra shine on the result.

After the game, Solskjaer revealed that his former teammate had made a speech to the team at their hotel ahead of the game.

If the speeches continue to result in 4-1 victories then Solskjaer will be happy to hand over the floor once again.

Featured Image Credit: PA


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