Cristiano Ronaldo has brought his signature goal celebration to Old Trafford. The Manchester United No 7 is famous for his "Siiiiiiiiiiiii" goal celebration and he had the opportunity to display it twice in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday. The prolific forward made his second debut for Manchester United after completing a £13m move from Juventus during the summer transfer window.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most consistent goalscorers in the world, scoring over 750 goals over the course of his career. This means that he has been able to practice his goalscoring celebrations well over the seasons. The most popular of them is the "Siiiiiiiii" celebration. In doing this goal celebration, Cristiano Ronaldo makes a small run, jumps and then does a half-turn while being in mid-air, and finally lands with his hands by his side and shouts the word "Siiiiiii." "Si" is a Spanish word that means "Yes."
The celebration became popular when the Portuguese moved to Real Madrid, which can explain why the word is in Spanish. The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner famously bellowed the word "Siiii" when he came upstage to collect his 2014 Ballon d'Or award. There he explained that the goal celebration is one that he and his Madrid teammates do. However, over the years, the celebration has become his trademark, coincidentally maybe because he scored more goals than all of his Madrid teammates combined.
In Saturday's match against Newcastle United, the fans at Old Trafford also shouted the word "Siiiii" alongside him on both occasions when he scored. It seems that this will be the norm with United fans joining him in his trademark celebration. Cristiano Ronaldo will be in action again on Tuesday when he starts a new UEFA Champions League campaign against Young Boys.