Ronaldo brace helps Man United beat Newcastle

It was a brilliant return for Cristiano Ronaldo as he scored two goals on his second debut to help Manchester United beat Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo broke the deadlock before the break after a deflected Mason Greenwood shot was poorly handled by Newcastle goalkeeper, and the returning forward tapped in the ball from close range.

Newcastle levelled ten minutes after the restart after Javier Manqiollo finished following a brilliant run from Allan Saint-Maximin.

Ronaldo was not done yet, as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raced to a Luke Shaw through ball to hit a low shot between the legs of Freddie Woodman to give the Red Devils a 2-1 lead in the 62nd minute.

Bruno Fernándes, who has been quiet for much of the game also had some answers as he scored a sublime goal with a long-range shot to make it 3-1 in the 80th minute.

Second-half substitute, Jesse Lingard wrapped up the scoring in added time, as he curled home the fourth goal for the home side to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men a 4-1 win.

As it stands, Manchester United have moved to the top of the table, after Tottenham fell to a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the London derby.

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