Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Man Utd fans after scoring last-gasp winner
Cristiano Ronaldo has ‘sent a message to Manchester Uni’ted fans after scoring a last-gasp wi’nner in his side’s Cham’pions Leag’ue group gam’e again’st Villarreal.
The La Liga si’de h’ad open’ed the scori’ng at the st’art of th’e seco’nd half when Arna’ut Danju’ma snuck in behind and pulled t’he ball back for Paco Alcacer to con’vert from close ra’nge.
United made hard wo’rk of getting themselves back in’to the game, but they finally man’aged it seven minutes later wh’en Alex Telles smashed in a vo’lley from 20 yards out.
It looked like Ole Gun’nar Solskjaer’s men wou’ld be forced to settle for a point a’gainst the side that beat them in last se’ason’s Europa League fin’al as the game entered injury tim’e.
But Villarreal boss Un’ai Emery had not reckoned on Ro’naldo, who stepped up when it co’unted once again for the Red De’vils.
With 95 min’utes on the clock and referee Felix Zw’ayer about to blow the final whistle, Ron’aldo fired in Jesse Ling’ard’s la’y-off.
The Portug’uese su’perstar celebrated in typica’lly iconic fashion, rippin’g off his shirt and running to the cor’ner before pumping his arms ‘towards the fans.
Remarkably, that w’as his fifth goal in five games for Uni’ted this season and his secon’d in the Champions Leag’ue.