Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming at Old Trafford created an incredible atmosphere. The moniker “Theater of Dreams” was redeemed among Manchester United’s fervent supporters. The only topic of conversation in the environment was the long-awaited return of the prodigal son.
Fans were poised to witness history after the official confirmation of Ronaldo’s selection in the starting eleven. Ronaldo re-introduced himself to the Red Devils for the second time in 12 years, receiving a standing ovation in the stands.
With the entire world watching, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner just needed 45+2 minutes of added time to score his first goal, delighting the crowd. The Portuguese international’s second goal came not long after, as he struck the back of the net once more. This time, unlike the other, it wasn’t a simple tap-in.
He kept onside with Newcastle’s Isaac Hayden this time, then outpaced him, receiving a channelled ball from Luke Shaw and firing a timed shot through goalkeeper Woodman’s legs. Despite holding Manchester United off excellently in the first half, Steve Bruce’s side lost the match 4-1.
Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard both scored, and Paul Pogba added two assists to his total. On Matchday 4, the Red Devils rose to the top of the Premier League table.
When one of football’s greatest players ever made his second debut, his delighted mother was riding an emotional roller coaster of her own. Those who know Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, are aware of the footballer’s close relationship with his devoted grandmother.
Dolores is used to being anxious all of the time because she has a lot of emotional experiences. Thousands of supporters poured their hearts out on Saturday, welcoming Ronaldo back with open arms. Dolores’ emotions were amplified when her son scored a brace on his professional debut.
A fan witnessed Ronaldo’s mother shedding tears of delight in a private family box at Old Trafford and captured the event on camera. At this precise moment when the mother experienced the exquisite pride that culminated in her outburst, the image became worth a thousand words.
It’s incredible to have seen Ronaldo make his reputation and establish his craftsmanship at this particular ground when he switched from Sporting CP in 2003 as a father. Ronaldo has returned to his rightful place in the team. The rest of the Premier League should be aware of the issue and be prepared to deal with it, or else “CR7” will victimize them.