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Cristiano Ronaldo goals: Superstar scores twice in Manchester United debut, sends Old Trafford into a frenzy

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice within the first hour of his Manchester United return on Saturday as the Red Devils hosted Newcastle United on Matchday 4. The Potuguese superstar, in his second stint with the club, found the back of the net late in the first half to give his team a 1-0 lead before scoring early in the second half. The striker was attentive to a blunder by the Newcastle goalkeeper, pouncing on a loose ball for an easy tap-in to make it 1-0. 

It was a quick, expected start after CR7 was named to the starting XI for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The ball came off a blocked shot from Mason Greenwood, and Ronaldo was just in the right spot at the right time.

Here’s the goal:

The second goal came on a quick, lovely build up for the hosts, with Luke Shaw playing a fine through ball. Ronaldo got the ball at the top of the box, took quality touches to get a bit of space and nutmegged the goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Take a look:

Ronaldo has 30 minutes to get his debut hat trick. 

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