Ronaldo was exceptionally impressive as Man United toppled Arsenal with a 3-2 victory at Old Trafford in Michael Carrick ‘s final game as interim boss.
It was also, a good way to welcome new interim boss as Ralf Rangnick watched on watching on from the Old Trafford terraces, United undoubtedly did enough to show the former RB Leipzig boss there is plenty to work with.
Though it started rather on the wrong impression with Arsenal somehow managing to secure three corners within 90 seconds into the first-half of the game.
The Gunners pressure eventually produced result in the strangest of circumstances, Emile Smith Rowe ’s left-footed volley finding the back of the net past an injured David de Gea.
Replays showed the Spaniard had actually been stood on by his own teammate in Fred, referee Martin Atkinson not blowing his whistle until the ball had already gone beyond the line.
The air of injustice around Old Trafford seemingly awoke United from their slumber, immediately taking the game by the scruff of the neck.
Bruno Fernandes found the net after a 15-game goal drought, levelling things up just before the interval.
Cristiano Ronaldo turned the tie on its head just six minutes into the second half with his fifth Premier League goal of the season.
Martin Odegaard equalized just two minutes later, but the Norwegian quickly turned from hero to villain after conceding a penalty and presenting Ronaldo with the chance to notch a brace.
Ronaldo reaches 800 and Surpasses the record in one night
The iconic five-time Ballon d’Or winner had to wait significantly longer than he would have liked to hit the 800-goal mark having been stuck on 798 for a month.
However, he finally reached the frankly astounding figure just a few minutes into the second half after a lovely United move.
Ronaldo’s fellow countryman Diogo Dalot played a fantastic pass into the path of Marcus Rashford, who fizzed the ball across the Arsenal penalty area with the kind of power that may have beaten a lesser forward.
Unfortunately for Arsenal, it fell to the feet of the most lethal marksmen football has seen – United’s legendary number seven making no mistake.
Shortly afterwards, Odegaard had briefly levelled for the visitors, Ronaldo made it 801 from the penalty spot, lashing his effort straight down the middle from 12 yards.
It was a historical night for Ronaldo as he edges above rivals in his football portfolio. The Portuguese ace keeps proving that he is undoubtedly the best footballer alive.