CRISTIANO RONALDO WINS MANCHESTER UNITED’S GOAL OF THE SEASON AWARD

CRISTIANO RONALDO WINS MANCHESTER UNITED’S GOAL OF THE SEASON AWARD

The 37-year-old claimed the majority of United supporter’s votes for his blistering first goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, back in March. 

Ronaldo would go on to complete a hat-trick in the match as the Reds ran out 3-2 winners in front of an atmospheric home crowd. The goal, as you can see via the clip below, is a deserving winner of MANCHESTER UNITED’S official end-of-season award. 

Having received the ball around 30 yards out following a neat flick from Fred, Ronaldo took one touch to control and one to set himself up before powering a ferocious long-range strike past Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. 

His traditional ‘Siuuu!’ celebration followed, as embraced by the Theatre of Dreams, as CR7 went on to produce a display to remember in the victory. 

Coincidentally, the forward’s superb volley in the reverse fixture against Spurs was the runner-up in this season’s official poll, while Alex Telles’s precise effort versus Villarreal finished third.

With the effort topping the poll, the Portuguese has now won Manchester United’s official award an outright record four times since it was first introduced in 2005/06. 

Ronaldo was previously tied with his former team-mate Wayne Rooney on three triumphs, having completed a hat-trick of wins during his first spell at the club.

The forward had been the first-ever winner of the accolade, for another long-range strike in England’s top flight, away to Portsmouth. 

After Paul Scholes’s memorable volley at Aston Villa claimed the award in the following season, Ronaldo then regained the crown in the final two campaigns of his first United stint. 

In 2007/08, Portsmouth were again his victims, as the no.7’s Old Trafford free-kick against the south-coast club won the award before his long-range strike away to Porto in the Champions League ensured he repeated the feat 12 months later. 

It caps off an impressive return campaign at Old Trafford for CR7, who scored 24 times in total and and was voted Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for 2011/22 by the fans.

Congratulations on your latest award, Cristiano!

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