Cristiano Ronaldo has started life at Manchester United on a good note, scoring two goals on his debut against Newcastle United on Saturday at the Old Trafford. The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner was named in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting line-up and he proved his coach right, first shooting Manchester United into the lead in first-half stoppage time before putting the Red Devils in front again after a Javier Manquillo equaliser in the second half. With two goals in his first match, one can be sure that Cristiano Ronaldo would score lots of goals in his second spell for United.
The Portugal international is an accomplished goalscorer with over 750 goals to his name in all competitions. He has also shattered goalscoring records across the Premier League, La Liga, the Serie A and in the UEFA Champions League. He holds numerous records and would be aiming at setting new ones during his time at Old Trafford. Here are some goalscoring records that Cristiano Ronaldo can break before Christmas or before the end of the season.
800 Career Goals for Club and Country
Cristiano Ronaldo needs just 13 goals to reach a significant landmark of 800 career goals in all competitions for club and country. The prolific marksman currently stands at 787, scoring 111 for Portugal and 676 for clubs spanning Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
Ronaldo's eternal rival, Lionel Messi, is some way behind with 748 goals in all competitions for the Argentine. With his recent 2-goal haul against Newcastle United on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo could reach this milestone in September if he continues at the same pace.
500 goals in European League competitions
Cristiano Ronaldo has played 18 league campaigns in Europe's top leagues with appearances taken in at Sporting Lisbon (Portuguese Primera Liga), Manchester United (English Premier League), Real Madrid (Spanish La Liga), and Juventus (Italian Serie A).
Across all league competitions, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 478 goals during his career. His goal haul includes 86 goals in the English Premier League, 81 goals in the Italian Serie A and 311 goals in the Spanish La Liga. This means Ronaldo needs just 22 league goals more this season to reach this landmark. Lionel Messi is also very close on 474 league goals, all for FC Barcelona.
100 Premier League Goals
Even though this isn't a feat never achieved before, it is a significant landmark for Cristiano Ronaldo. Having scored 84 goals in his first spell at Old Trafford spanning 5 seasons, the Portuguese forward is back to continue his legacy.
His two goals against Newcastle United on Saturday means that he is now on 86 Premier League goals and needs just 14 more to hit the significant landmark. With 16 more league games coming up before January 1st, Cristiano Ronaldo can hit this milestone before 2022.