The start of a bigger mission â€“ fifty balls in the bag
Ronaldoâ€™s early return to active football explained the playerâ€™s ambitious character and his courage to confront any kind of challenges.
Two substitute appearances against Villareal and Chelsea respectively were enough to get him ready for him to fulfil his wish on Tuesday night in his first ever start of the season.
Ronaldo banged the ball into the net â€“ out of a Ryan Giggs corner â€“ to claim his first goal of the campaign. The European player of the year last time revealed to the media his ambition to hit fifty goals this season, eight better than his amazing tally of 42 goals.
Whether it is a coincidence or not, Ronaldo has debuted his goal race like he ended it last season: with a first half header..
This could mean the perfect beginning of another outstanding campaign and this enormous challenge of scoring fifty times this season has provoked in every Manchester United fan a sense of curiosity and a greater passion for their teams best player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Written by: Angela Asante