Man United Vs Arsenal: Ronaldo Shines as Red Devils Stun Old Foes at Old Trafford

Man United Vs Arsenal: Ronaldo Shines as Red Devils Stun Old Foes at Old Trafford

Babajide Orevba, Phumzile Ngcatshe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:52 PM
  • Man United vs Arsenal ended in a 3-2 thrilling win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford
  • Cristiano Ronaldo struck a brace to inspire United to victory as he took his tally to 801 goals
  • This was Michael Carrick's last match in charge of the Red Devils as caretaker boss

Man United vs Arsenal Premier League cracker saw Cristiano Ronaldo hit new heights in his career as he netted a double to take his tally to 801 goals in his career.

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Cristiano Ronaldo struck a brace to inspire Man United to victory. Image: @Alex Livesey.
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The Thursday night, December 2, EPL cracker staged at Old Trafford saw Michael Carrick take charge of United after interim boss Ralf Rangnick failed to get the necessary paperwork in place.

Having steadied the ship since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Carrick, in his last match in charge was desperate to end his short tenure on a high.

The legendary midfielder rang a couple of changes from the side that drew 1-1 against Chelsea in the last league clash, with Ronaldo, who started from the bench walking into the starting line up alongside Harry Maguire who was back from suspension.

The tactical tweak paid off as Ronaldo netted a sensational brace to inspire the Red Devils to a 3-2 win at home.

However, the hosts had to come from a goal down after Emile Smith Rowe handed Arsenal a controversial lead in the 13th minute.

Bruno Fernandes drew United level on the stroke of halftime to ensure both teams head into the break level.

Ronaldo nearly handed his side the lead shortly after the resumption of the second half, but Aaron Ramsdale was well in place to fend off the danger.

The Portuguese went on to make it 2-1 in the 52nd minute, sweeping the ball decisively into the far corner from Marcus Rashford's brilliant cross.

However, United's lead was short-lived as the Gunners made it 2-2 minutes later through Martin Odegard.

Messi, Ronaldo, Salah, Lewandowski in World's Best XI based on 2021 Ballon d'Or votes

On another piece on sports, Briefly News reported that Argentine legend Lionel Messi scooped his seventh Ballon d’Or title in an award ceremony on Monday night, 29 November, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho, Euro Sport reports.

The Barcelona legend was crowned the best footballer in the world by French Football who are organisers of the awards.

It was a moment that the 34-year-old consolidated on his GOAT status as he was also named in the world’s best starting eleven courtesy of the Ballon d’Or votes.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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