Stewards came to the assistance of Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Manchester United sharp shooter once again fired the Reds ahead.

Ronaldo was once again the hero after scoring in his side’s 3-2 victory over Atalanta.

Ronaldo, despite his age, remains just as lethal infront of goal, as he has for many years, and today showed why Manchester United repurchased him this season. Ronaldo, purchased to score goals, despite the earlier purchase of Cavanni, again scored, this time with his head, to to fire United through with his last gasp winning goal. United, who were matched by Atalanta, won a thrilling contest at Old Trafford, much to the delight of the fans.

Despite first half Atalanta goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral, Ronaldo’s goal, plus two more from Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire, gave the Reds a 2 point lead in Group F.

Ronaldo’s Decisive Goal…And The Afters

The theatre of dreams was sent into a frenzy after Ronaldo’s decisive winner, in a similar way to when the fans favourite had scored an exciting winner agains Villareal.

Excitement was overflowing for Ronaldo as his heroics moved him to scream into a TV camera after the final whistle, but the atmosphere made him unaware of the fan who was approaching him from behind.

Ronaldo was understandably shaken when the fan yanked his famous No.7 shirt forcefully. However, the stewards came to the veterans’ rescue, tackling the ‘fan’ to the ground.

In true style, Ronaldo saw the funny side of the incident and even managed to remover in order to applaud the raucous crown before finally leaving his field of conquest.

Ronaldo – who is the highest goalscorer in Champions League history, had some detractors following a benign performance in the defeat to Leicester. However, today’s performance showed why he is true class, always rising for the big occasion.

As interviewed on BT Sport , Manchester United manager Solskjaer explained why Ronaldo is a key player for the Reds, saying:

‘He’s great in front of goal. If anyone wants to criticise him for work-rate or attitude, just watch this game….Just watch how he runs around.’

Ronaldo, never short of a word, similarly was full of praise for the team, saying on Instagram:

‘Yes! The Theatre Of Dreams is on fire!…We are alive! We are Man United and we never give up! This is Old Trafford!’

Author: Londonlad

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