The party for the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United was round as it ended with a victory for the Red Devils against Newcastle United by 4 to 1, with a double from the Portuguese star that ratified him, once again, as the great scorer that always it was. Doubts about his return to what was his home for six years were cleared when Cristiano, 36, tipped the balance against Newcastle with his first United shirt goals in twelve years.
Already with the number 7 on his back, loaned by Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo started as a starter cheered by the entire tribune and opened his new scoring account in Manchester with two goals that give him three points and a boost of illusion to Ole Gunnar's team Solskjaer.
Always active and looking for the ball, the Portuguese made his debut taking advantage of an error by Woodman, which killed a shot by Mason Greenwood for Cristiano to push him in the discount of the first half. The joy of Newcastle, which hurt every time it attacked, broke Cristiano again. Luke Shaw put a deep pass to him and Ronaldo needed two touches to make it 2-1. Control oriented to go at speed and left-handed shot between Woodman's legs.
The triumph, in addition to marking the return of Cristiano, also helps United to position themselves as the leader of the Premier League, with 10 points, one more than Manchester City. For its part, Juventus Turin destroyed itself this Saturday and wasted the initial advantage, signed by the Spanish Álvaro Morata, by giving Napoli two goals that determined the 2-1 triumph of the Neapolitan team, on the third day of Italian Serie A.