Ronaldo Gala at Old Trafford: One week after the apparent defeat in the city derby against Manchester City (1:4), Manchester United improved visibly and the first game in the Premier League on Saturday night against Tottenham Hotspur with 3:2 (2):1 ) won. Interim coach Ralph Rangnick saw Cristiano Ronaldo unleashed after a week-long injury (hip flexion problems). The United star set a hat-trick (12th, 38th, 81st minutes). This was the 49th treble in the 37-year-old’s career. With 807 goals, Ronaldo now also holds the FIFA record for most goals in football history. Tottenham managed to equalize the score through Harry Kane (35 minutes from a penalty kick) and Harry Maguire’s own goal (72). And in the table, United (50 points) took fourth place temporarily in the Champions League from Arsenal (48), who played less than four games.
Ronaldo has shown true world class performance for the first time since his return: previously there were frequent discussions in England about the 37-year-old’s commitment to Manchester United. The five-time world footballer switched from Juventus Turin to the “Red Devils” last summer for 15 million euros, but he was unable to return to his old glory days, with former national player Jamie Carragher even suggesting Ronaldo’s departure for the next season. Rangnick, whose relationship with his star is not said to be the best, has publicly demanded more goals from Ronaldo. On Saturday, CR7 gave the answer on the field.
Brentford 2-0 Burnley (0-0)
Christian Eriksen has scored a goal for the first time since his return to professional football. The Dane, who had to be revived at Euro 2021 after a breakdown and then had to take a long break, led his 2-0 win (0-0) to his club Brentford in a duel with Burnley A-team. Tony also scored the second goal (90 + 4, penalty kick). Burnley professional Nathan Collins (90+2) saw the red card for emergency braking in his team’s penalty area. Eriksen, who played only their third competitive game with the “Bees” from north London, has for the time being successfully disposed of all relegation concerns and is nine points off the first relegation zone occupied by Burnley, and is 15th in the table. .
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