Two starts and two goals, the European Golden Boot winner is once again the man to watch, not only because of the controversies he causes but also for his dynamic and influential performance on the pitch.
On Saturday afternoon, defending champions Manchester United hosted Bolton Wanderers in a game where victory was the clubâ€™s sole option in order to have its campaign back on track.
The Red Devils displayed another entertaining and positive performance and created several chances. However, breaking the dead lock was once again their main problem.
Ronaldo almost found a response to it through a free kick in the first half. He also hit the post in the second period. And the awaited moment was not far away from coming.
Ronaldo won Manchester a penalty â€“ considered controversial by many â€“ and made no mistake while taking it. He fired the ball into the back of the net, sending the keeper the wrong way.
Some minutes later, the PFA Player of the Year stamped his authority by setting up with a back hill pass substitute Wayne Rooney who scored Manchester Unitedâ€™s second goal of the game. Fergie knew that Ronaldoâ€™s piece of work had assured Man United all three points and the manager then afforded to bring him off for Nani.
Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s presence as a starter has somehow transformed Manchester United. The days of real championsâ€™ football and glorious display of soccer are back again!
Written by: Angela Asante