Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward maestro, was in action for Manchester United in their 10th game of the English Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium yesterday.
Cristiano Ronaldo was outstanding in the game, assisting his team to a much-needed three points and their first win in the last five league games.
Manchester United were then able to recover from their previous humiliating defeat at the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance in the game ensured that history does not repeat itself, as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner went five games without scoring in the domestic league between November 2008 and January 2009.
With his first-half strike, he was able to break the unwanted record, giving the Red Devils the lead and easing the pressure on their Norwegian manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, about his future at the club.
After being assisted by fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes, the Portuguese talisman was able to break the deadlock in the 39th minute to make it one nil, which was the only goal that separated the two sides at halftime.
In the second half, the football legend set up a brilliant assist for Edinson Cavani, who doubled the lead for the visitors to make it two goals to nil, before Marcus Rashford sealed the victory in the final minute of the game to make it three goals to nil at full time.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now surpassed Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s record of being the oldest player to score and assist in a Premier League match, both against Tottenham Hotspur and at the same age.
With the game’s crucial result, Manchester United now sits in fifth place on the table with 17 points from ten games played, and will be hoping to keep their winning streaks going in their next match to keep their title hopes alive.