Cristiano Ronaldo laughs off horror miss after spooning first shot for Man Utd in 4,490 days painfully wide
CRISTIANO RONALDO was compelled to giggle off his first Manchester United shot in 4,490 days after his dreadful effort dribbled wide.
United followers created a raucous environment at Old Trafford to see returning hero Ronaldo, 36, face Newcastle United
The Portuguese ahead’s eyes lit up when a unfastened ball dropped to him on the sting of the six-yard field in the eleventh minute.
It wasn’t a straightforward probability for the icon as he fired from a good angle – though he was nonetheless anticipated to hit the goal.
But Ronaldo utterly misjudged his effort and ended up spooning the ball into the promoting hoardings.
He did not appear too bothered by the early miss, although, laughing it off earlier than producing the products for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect.
Ronaldo was a risk all through the first half and scored the opening purpose simply earlier than the interval because of a fortunate break.
Just moments earlier than the whistle, Mason Greenwood unleashed a difficult left-footed strike at purpose.
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The ball took a slight deflection off a Newcastle defender to trick goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who parried it in direction of Ronaldo for a tap-in.
It was the second Man Utd followers the world over had been ready for since his return to Old Trafford was confirmed on deadline day.
It solely acquired higher from there as Ronaldo scored a trademark strike to place United again in the lead after Javier Maquillo had equalised.
United broke rapidly with Luke Shaw in possession, the left-back sliding Ronaldo in to take a contact after which end by the legs of the goalkeeper together with his left foot.
Hundreds of supporters had been noticed on the well-known floor earlier than Saturday’s sport carrying Ronaldo’s trademark No7 shirt.
Man Utd proprietor Avram Grant was additionally at Old Trafford for the first time in two years to witness his new funding in motion.
And the controversial chief would’ve rapidly forgotten about Ronaldo’s embarrassing miss after he re-opened his Red Devils account.
Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard then scored late targets to safe a 4-1 win.