“Tremendously happy with my first hat-trick since I came back to Old Trafford,” wrote Cristiano Ronaldo on Instagram.
“Nothing beats the feeling of being back on the pitch and help the team with goals and effort.
“We’ve proven once again that we can beat any team in any given day, as long as we work hard and stand together as one.
“There are no limits for Man United! No matter what! Let’s go, Devils!”
The 37-year-old is being modest as it’s not just any hat-trick – Ronaldo is now officially the highest goalscorer of all time with 807 strikes to his name.
His hat-trick helped bag all three points in the 3-2 win over Tottenham and it’s the perfect response after criticism from all corners.
Meanwhile, Man United interim manager has hailed his team saying it was a necessary win after humiliating defeat at Etihad Stadium.
Ralf Rangnick told the BBC: “It was probably our best performance bearing in mind the quality of the opponents.
“It was necessary, we had to win the game and it will give us a boost for our next game.
“We showed the kind of reaction we were due to show after the bad second half at the Etihad. The team deserved to win, coming back after two equalising goals in that style was great.”
The Manchester United boss continued: “I thought we were really good in the first half. We just allowed them moments when they got into our penalty box too easily. Without Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay, it wasn’t easy.
“Coming back after two goals showed we had the right mentality. We deserved to win.
“The performance was aggressive enough at least. We showed the desire to win that game. I said before the game, the team who wants it more will be successful.”
Rangnick got his selections spot-on as the Red Devils pulled off a thrilling 3-2 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford. It was a welcome sight especially after the disastrous 4-1 loss to Manchester City the previous weekend.
Although our defence was not the best, it was a spirited display from the entire team with Cristiano Ronaldo deservedly grabbing the limelight for his hat-trick.