Sunday Oliseh, a great African football player, said that Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United is “phenomenal and extraordinary” and an inspiration.
Portugal’s international player marked his Red Devils debut with a double, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team swept past Newcastle United 4-1.
Manchester-based outfit Ronaldo, 36, was able to put Manchester ahead in the final stages of the first period. He completed his brace just two minutes after the hour mark, having been sent racing through the goal by Luke Shaw.
The former Super Eagles captain and handler, who was astonished by the performance of the Juventus and Real Madrid star, was effusive in his praises for the Portugal international on social networking after his first match for the club.
“Unbelievable Comeback! Never been attempted! World-class 36 year old and 7 months old. Incredible, extraordinary, and inspiring… I joined the World to Watch Cristiano Ronaldo. He “Wows” us all with his two records-setting goals. On Twitter, Oliseh wrote Bravo CR7.
Ronaldo was thrilled with his performance against Steve Bruce’s Magpies after he scored a dream start.
He wrote that his return to Old Trafford was a quick reminder of why the stadium is called the Theatre of Dreams on Instagram.
“It has always been magical for me. It is a place where you can do anything you want.
“With all my teammates, and the incredible support we get from the stands, I face the road with confidence and optimism knowing that we will all be celebrating the win together.
“Proud and happy to be back at Manchester United, playing in the Premier League again, but most importantly, happy to support the team!” Let’s go Devils!.
BBC Sport was informed by him that he thought it was “incredible.” It was nerve-wracking when I began the game, I swear. This is normal because I didn’t expect them to sing my name throughout the game. Although I was nervous, maybe I didn’t show it but I was. It was amazing, but I’m here to help the team win and win.
It was an incredible moment. It was a very nerve-wracking moment. I thought last night that I would play well and prove I could still help the team. I am proud of this club. I will do everything possible to make them proud.
“Everyone knows that the football in England differs from any other part of the globe, and it is truly the most special. They treated me incredible when I arrived at 18, and that is why I’m back.”
Ronaldo would like to keep up his excellent form for Solskjaer’s team when they face West Ham United in September 19. They will then take on Young Boys in Champions League.