Cristiano Ronaldo ran for his second goal, which helped Manchester United win 4-1 over Newcastle. He reached 20.2mph.
After leaving Manchester for Real Madrid twelve years ago, the forward from Portugal made his second appearance for the club.
Ronaldo was the Manchester United’s main striker and scored two goals upon his return to Old Trafford.
After a tap in at the end the first half, he opened the scoring. However, Newcastle quickly responded and Javier Manquillo equalized the score after the break.
Ronaldo showed his speed, finishing skills and agility as the 36-year-old ran at 20.2 mph to pass through goal and put the ball through the legs of the Newcastle goalkeeper.
Jesse Lingard and Bruno Fernandes scored goals later in the game to cap an amazing day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
Alan Shearer, a Newcastle legend, praised the five-time Ballon d’Or winner for yesterday’s match on Match of the Day.
He stated that everyone expected him to succeed, and all of us expected him to score goals. His performance was outstanding.
“For his 36th birthday, his energy is infectious and his attitude is a model for all young children.”
“All I can do is watch him week in and out. He is a master at everything, whether it’s his movement, ability to fly or his control and touch.
Ronaldo was interviewed after the match about his return to Old Trafford, and the warm reception he received by the United faithful.
He said, “It’s incredible.” I swear, I was nervous when I started the game. It may not have been obvious, but it was there.
“I didn’t think I would be able to do that, to score twice.” Perhaps one, but not two. While I am happy to score goals, that is not the main thing. The most important thing, however, is the team.
“I belong to Manchester United. At 18 years old, I came here and was treated unbelievably. This is why I returned. I am proud to be here, and I want to win.
“Everybody knows that English football is very different from any other part of the globe. I have played all over the world, but England is my favorite.
“This crowd is amazing and I’m going all out to make them proud. They sang my name every game. I was surprised. It’s amazing, but I’m here for the team to win, to help them, and to get the club back to where it belongs.
Manchester United must be the team they are. It is to win to build teams, clubs and mentality. This is what we want.