How many career club goals has Cristiano Ronaldo scored?
Ronaldo scored the winning goal for United, beating Jordan Pickford with a low left-footed drive.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half strike for Manchester United on Sunday gave his side all three points against Everton at Goodison Park.
The 2-1 win on Merseyside moved United to within a point of the Premier League top four. Ronaldo was only on the pitch due to Anthony Martial’s inability to run off an injury sustained in the warm-up. The 37-year-old had been previously limited to just 207 Premier League minutes by manager Erik ten Hag.
Brazilian winger Antony’s neat finish had cancelled out Alex Iwobi’s superb strike for the Toffees after five minutes. Ronaldo then capitalised on a passage of mistakes to score his 700th career club goal after entering the fray in the 29th minute.
David de Gea was crucial for United late on, producing a brilliant one-handed save to deny James Garner in added time as Everton’s six-match unbeaten run came to an end.
Ronaldo’s 700th club goal
For goal number 700, Casemiro dispossessed Iwobi before sending Ronaldo clear down the left wing, and the veteran forward took his goal superbly, beating Jordan Pickford with a low left-footed drive at the near post. Casemiro and Ronaldo rolled back the years, showing an understanding built over a three-and-a-half-year period at Real Madrid.
450 goals for Real Madrid
Sunday’s strike was Ronaldo’s 144th goal for United over two spells. The Portugal captain has a phenomenal 450 goals for Real Madrid, 101 for Juventus and five for his first club Sporting Lisbon. Ronaldo also holds the international record with 117 goals for the Portuguese national team.
United have five home games over a 17-day period this month, with Ronaldo likely to see more game time in attack under Ten Hag.
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