A point was all what the Red Devils needed to lift the trophy for the first time since 1999 in front of their own fans. Manchester United drew goalless against fourth-placed Arsenal to clinch the English Premiership title and celebrate on a bright and sunny afternoon at Old Trafford.
This is Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s third consecutive English Premiership Champions medal in his career, and the 24-year-old is extremely happy of his clubâ€™s achievement. Speaking to MUTV, Ronaldo declared after the game:
“It’s unbelievable, it’s a special day,”
“We’ve won the league again and now we get to celebrate with our families. I’m enjoying it a lot. It’s a fantastic achievement. It’s not easy to win three times, the lads worked for that and it’s a special, special moment. We have to enjoy the moment.”
The Star winger is also Manchester Unitedâ€™s leading scorer for the third year running and has scored 18 goals in the Premiership like Chelseaâ€™s Nicolas Anelka.
The Portuguese winger â€“ who could retain his Golden Boot Award â€“ is relishing Manchester Unitedâ€™s triumph, and has made it clear that his mind was set on achieving more with the team.
“We don’t need to care about other teams,” he said. “It’s always good to be on the top, and we are in a good moment. We’ve won a few things and this club needs to carry on. It doesn’t matter which players are here or which coach is here, the mentality of this club is always to win. I’m looking forward, and proud to be in the history of this team.”
Manchester United have made the double in England â€“ winning the Carling Cup and the Premiership, besides their triumph in the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan earlier in the season. The Red Devils have three titles in their room of trophies and they could make it four when they take on the newly crowned Spanish La Liga Champions Barcelona.
Reflecting on the possibility of Manchester United defending their European title in Rome, Ronaldo concluded:
“If we win that then it’s an unbelievable year.”
In the meantime, despite passing his Sir Matt Busby and Players’ Player of the Year awards to team mate Nemanja Vidic, Cristiano Ronaldo still won Manchester United’s goal of the season award for his 40-yard thunderbolt against FC Porto.
His dream of reaching 30 goals this season is still alive. The Portuguese winger failed to score against Arsenal on Saturday, but he still has two opportunities â€“ against Hull City and Barcelona â€“ to achieve his dream. How great it would be to see him scoring a brace twice with Manchester United ending their campaign in style!
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United Awards night:
Watch his interview as well:
Thanks to CRF’s Best Fan of the Year Ady for giving me these two videos
Written by: Angela Asante