Cristiano Ronaldo has opened his Champions League account for Manchester United in the Matchday 1 fixture against Young Boys. The 5-time winner of the UEFA Champions League marked his 19th consecutive season in the competition with a goal against the Swiss minnows. Ronaldo completed a stunning return to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, leaving Juventus in a £13m deal.
The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner was selected in the first 11 for the second match in a row by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Cristiano Ronaldo made his EPL second debut for Manchester United on Saturday against Newcastle United, scoring a brace to reopen his goal account for the Red Devils. Thus, the prolific forward has now scored 3 goals in his past 2 games for the club.
With his goal against Young Boys, Cristiano Ronaldo extends his lead at the top of the all-time leading goalscorer chart in the UEFA Champions League, now on 118 goals. He is also just 12 goals away from 800 career goals including club and country. He also extends his record of scoring in every UEFA Champions League season since 2003 (19 seasons in a row).
Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the charge for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United side in their push to win the UEFA Champions League for the first time since he won it for them in 2009. United have gone 4 seasons without a trophy, their last piece of silverware being the UEFA Europa League won by Jose Mourinho in May 2017.