Cristiano Ronaldo's First Match at Old Trafford: 2 Goals in a 4-1 Victory

CR7 scored two goals in Old Traford, which was his first game with Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo's First Match at Old Trafford: 2 Goals in a 4-1 Victory

The world has been waiting for this moment for a long time. The first match of the world legend CR7. Scored two stunning goals in Old Traford. The winger scored twice in his first game, helping Manchester United to a 4-1 win over Newcastle in the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday evening. A female fan also took to social media to share an image that captured Ronaldo’s trademark celebration - arms outstretched, fingers pointed skywards - moments after he netted his second goal of the night. CR7 is now ready for the new season.

Ronaldo's first match in Old Trafford

Manchester United vs. Newcastle, ICC Australia 2017 ????pic.twitter.com/hW3oj3AFGg — HERO Sports (@HEROSports) 29 July 2017 The win also secured Jose Mourinho's side a place in the final of the tournament. On the field, this match was very disappointing for Newcastle, who struggled to compete with Manchester United's new attacking trio of Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. Newcastle's last-minute winner against a defensively-organised Melbourne City in the tournament opener was their only goal in three pre-season matches.

Ronaldo's two goals

#mufc | ???? 2️⃣ — Manchester United (@ManUtd_HQ) August 9, 2018 According to MUTV, the footballing superstar said: “I felt good and happy to be here with the teammates, to see them again, to be on the field again. I know this is the first of many games and years together. So I’m really happy.” The goals, the first of his United career, was just what fans wanted to see from the man everyone believes will single-handedly take the club back to the summit of English football. A solitary strike from Eric Bailly gave the hosts a deserved half-time lead but, when asked if United will dominate teams like this, Ronaldo said: “To dominate like this, for sure. But I also saw a lot of positive things. There’s still room to improve. We have to work hard.

The reaction of the fans after CR7 scored his second goal

Goals for everyone ???????? Goals for Maron ???? Goals for me Goals for everyone ???????? pic.twitter.com/IbxjD2pTpU — ᶻᵃʳʳᶠᶂ ᵛᵃᵘᵒᵘ (@SheyiAndFish) July 29, 2018 After the match, Manchester United manager Mourinho explained that his team put in a solid shift in the first half before turning on the style in the second. “We wanted to see new players on the pitch and try to see the kids improve,” he said. “So we started well with two players playing 90 minutes, two players doing well. So for the youngsters it was a good experience. “When you play in your country against a country like Australia it’s always a little bit different, but I liked the way my boys were behaving on the pitch.

The reaction of CR7 after scoring his second goal

Third Goal (vs Newcastle) pic.twitter.com/wuTjW9HhaP — AS English (@English_AS) July 29, 2018 The 33-year-old Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United broke the news on June 30. During the game, he had the opportunity to have his son, Cristiano Jr., who was born in June 2017, present to him on the pitch. Ronaldo, known as “The Chosen One,” thanked his son after the game, saying: "My son has given me more joy than anything else. He is the best thing in my life, without him I would not be the player I am today." Speaking about his goals for the club, Ronaldo said: “My objective is to help the team win trophies and I think it will be a very successful season, I am very optimistic.

Conclusion

Great game by United last night. But the half season starts on Friday: 2 : 2 with Real Madrid! A win is a win ! pic.twitter.com/XyCthWhHx1 — Derek Rae (@RaeComm) 29 juin 2018 A couple of hours after Ronaldo’s two goals, another familiar face for Manchester United fans was also on the score sheet. Wayne Rooney, who left Old Trafford for Everton this summer, sealed the win for his new club by scoring from the spot in the 73rd minute. Follow a gallery of images of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney’s opening matches at Old Trafford in our photo gallery above.