Ronaldo Scores 800th Career Goal As United Defeat Arsenal At Old Trafford
Ronaldo Scores 800th Career Goal As United Defeat Arsenal At Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, including the 800th goal of his career, as Manchester United defeated Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford under new temporary manager Ralf Rangnick.

On 13 minutes, Emile Smith Rowe volleyed into an open goal with David de Gea lying prone in the United six-yard box, giving the Gunners their reward for a vibrant opening.

After a lengthy delay, referee Martin Atkinson was forced to award the goal because there was no evident violation involving a visiting player.

United were furious at the start of the half but improved as the half progressed, and Bruno Fernandes marked his 100th appearance for the club with a smart first-time finish after a slick play down the left flank.

On 52 minutes, Ronaldo scored a game-changing goal with a devastating first-time strike, giving the hosts the lead for the first time. The lead, however, was short-lived as Martin Odegaard stroked a similar attempt into the far corner to bring Mikel Arteta’s side level.

United, on the other hand, refused not to be denied, as Ronaldo stepped up to convert a penalty 20 minutes from time to ensure interim manager Michael Carrick, who later announced his departure, finished the season unbeaten.

As a result of the result, United moves up to seventh place, while Arsenal remains in fifth place and misses out on a chance to break into the top four.

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