After being on the radar of pundits and getting criticized more often, Cristiano Ronaldo silenced all as he broke the deadlock against Brighton with a stunning goal. Also, this was Ronaldo’s first goal in 2022.
Ralf Rangnick’s men hosted Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League at Old Trafford. Despite making a rough start in the first half, it was Manchester United who grabbed the lead and it was Ronaldo who scored. So, let’s have a look on the goal and know more about the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo Helps United To Take The Lead Against Brighton
What a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo 🔥 pic.twitter.com/kvgmkqr3Og
— UTD (@utdzonevid) February 15, 2022
Ronaldo and Manchester United had a decent start to the match. It was Brighton who were more on the ball, but it took one chance for Ronaldo to put the ball into the net.
Ronaldo scored in the 51st minute and gave United the much-important lead. Fans on Twitter shared some interesting facts about the goal. Especially, the one with the timing.
So, on the other hand, it was PSG playing in the Champions League against Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid. And in the 50th minute, Lionel Messi missed a penalty and in the 51st minute, Ronaldo ended his worst goal run. Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?
Messi misses a penalty…
One minute later.
Ronaldo scores… pic.twitter.com/h0IpGh6dZs
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 15, 2022
This was Ronaldo’s first goal in 2022. Many speculated that the Portuguese has now become a problem for this United side as they were dropping points in the league consistently. However, Ronaldo silenced them all with his stunning goal.
Manchester United Against Brighton
It was not the first time that Manchester United bagged a 1-0 lead over their opponents. However, this time Ralf Rangnick saved Paul Pogba and other star players for the second so that they don’t throw the lead as they usually did this season.
Soon after Ronaldo’s goal, Dunk was sent off for a challenge on Elanga which restricted the young striker to make a move from a goal-scoring position.
The score remains 1-0(till it’s written) and United seems to be in a comfortable spot to pull this one-off.
This was Ronaldo’s 9th goal in the league and he still remains United’s top goal scorer. Drop your views on Ronaldo’s goal in the comment section below.