Cristiano Ronaldo Ditches Iconic 'Siu' Celebration After Ending Man United Goal Drought
- Cristiano Ronaldo caught his fans by surprise with his celebration after he scored Man United's opener against Brighton
- The five-time Ballon d'Or winner drove at the heart of the Brighton defence before unleashing a venomous low drive into the bottom corner
- But rather than celebrate the goal with his trademark 'Siu' celebration, Ronaldo opted for a knee slide
Cristiano Ronaldo dumped his famous 'Siu' celebration on Tuesday night, February 15, after scoring against Brighton at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese talisman was in the best form of his life as he netted a spectacular goal in the 51st minute of the clash to break the deadlock.
Ronaldo's dip in form
The former Real Madrid ace went into the clash off a poor run of form that had seen him go for six consecutive matches without finding the back of the net.
Incidentally, the goal drought was the longest in his career since the 2008/09 season during his first stint with the Red Devils.
His last goal for United was back in December when he scored against Burnley, meaning he was yet to get on the scoresheet since the turn of the new year.
However, he put that disappointing spell behind him to end his drought with a stunning finish to hand United the lead against the Seagulls.
Ronaldo ditches 'Siu' celebration
But rather than celebrate the opener with his trademark 'Siu' celebration, Ronaldo opted for a knee slide.
The 37-year-old sprinted over to the Man United fans in the corner before sliding on his knees in jubilation.
The striker then got back to his feet, punching the air as his teammates joined him.
Bruno Fernandes seals victory for United
Despite Ronaldo's crucial opener, the hosts had to contend with a nervy end to the clash as Brighton nearly equalised after they rattled the woodwork.
However, Bruno Fernandes came to their rescue as he scored with virtually the last kick of the match to seal a crucial win for the Red Devils.
Sports Brief reported the vital win fired Ralf Rangnick's men to fourth on the log with 43 points, two ahead of West Ham who dropped to fifth.
Source: Sports Brief News