Cristiano Ronaldo again unlocked the fate of a Manchester United match in the Champions League on Tuesday by opening the scoring (0-2) on the field of Villarreal. The Portuguese is delighted to have scored in Spain where he played for nine years.

He was rather discreet until then. Then, Cristiano Ronaldo came out of his box to open the scoring with a subtle lob, putting Manchester United on the path to a very important success on the field of Villarreal (0-2) on Tuesday in the Champions League. Before that, the Red Devils had been roughed up and David De Gea had made a string of saves to keep his side in the game, which was the first for Michael Carrick, caretaker after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ouster.

Ronaldo therefore offered him a successful debut from an accounting point of view after having already saved United in the three previous matches in the European Cup (in the first leg against Villarreal, then in the double confrontation against Atalanta ). He brought his total to 140 goals in the premier club competition (ahead of Lionel Messi, 123). The five-time Golden Ball has especially enjoyed scoring in a country he crossed for nine years with Real Madrid (2009-2018).

“A country where I have always felt special”

“Always great to play in Spain, incredible to win in Spain, satisfying to score in Spain, a country where I have always felt special, rejoiced Ronaldo on his Instagram account. Congratulations to the guys for this great victory that puts us in our true place! We are Manchester United and we will never stop fighting for this club! Go Devils! “

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Arrived last summer in Manchester, Ronaldo scored ten goals in fifteen games in all competitions, including six in five Champions League games.

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