- Cristiano Ronaldo was awe-struck by Jadon Sancho's impeccable goal against Liverpool as Man United edged their fierce rivals on Monday night
- Ronaldo, who was dropped ahead of the Liverpool cliffhanger, dispelled reports of his lack of team spirit as he celebrated Sancho's goal
- The 37-year-old Portugal international played only five minutes in Monday night's victory which lifts United from the bottom of the league log
Erik Ten Hag tasted victory for the first time as his Manchester United side defeated arch-rivals, Liverpool.
A peach of a goal from English winger Jadon Sancho and a second-half strike from Marcus Rashford ensured United grab their first three points of the season after suffering defeats in their opening two games.
But the pick of the goals was Sancho's Messi-esque goal which drew first blood for the Red Devils and set the tone for the United victory.
His goal sent supporters at Old Trafford into raptures but Sancho's strike did not only appeal to the fanbase as the entire United bench including superstar Cristiano Ronaldo gave the 22-year-old forward a standing ovation.
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In a video posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Ronaldo got the edge of the seat during the build-up as the Portugal captain sensed a goal.
As Elanga teed off Sancho, Ronaldo stood on his feet to celebrate the goal but had to delay his celebration a few seconds as Sancho checked back leaving the on-rushing Milner for dead before placing the ball at the back of the net with an ice-cold finish.
Immediately, Sancho's strike nestled at the bottom corner of the goal, and Ronaldo could not help but applaud the efforts of the former Borussia Dortmund player.
Ronaldo will later join the fray in the dying embers of the game as United saw out a late resurgence from Liverpool.
Erik Ten Hag gets off the mark as United see off Liverpool with impressive victory
United were looking to get their campaign on track during their meeting with Liverpool, having lost their first two opening matches of the new season.
The Red Devils began the season on a disappointing note, suffering a 2-1 defeat against Brighton at Old Trafford.
Source: Sports Brief News