- Cristiano Ronaldo gave a rousing speech to his teammates before Manchester United took on Newcastle at Old Trafford
- The five-time Ballon d'Or winner wants the team to have a winning mentality like in the days of Alex Ferguson
- The 36-year-old scored a brace on his second debut at the Theatre of Dreams netting in each half of the fixture
It is understood that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner made his teammates realise that they need to play with their hearts and win trophies for the club.
The 36-year-old also added that the team needs to create a winning mentality even after he leaves his darling club.
Ronaldo's speech to teammates
According to a source Ronaldo said:
"I have returned to Man United for two reasons.
“The first is because I love the club. The second is I love the winning mentality that breeds through the ranks of this club.
“If you want to succeed, then I need you to love this club from the bottom of your hearts.
“Whether you play or do not play, you need to support your teammates and always give 100 per cent for the club.
“I am here to win and nothing else. Winning brings us happiness. I want to be happy, do you?’
"You are all amazing players and I believe in you, or else I would have not returned.
“ I just want to create a winning mentality, so when I do retire one day, the winning mentality will remain, and this group of players will dominate football, like we did in the past.
“I will do my best for the team but I need your support too. Are you ready to fight? Are you ready to leave everything on the pitch?”
Ronaldo's speed against Newcastle
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that many would still be wondering why Man United invested hugely in Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer despite his age.
However, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has proved doubters wrong following the incredible fitness he displayed against Newcastle.
The 36-year-old clocked a speed of 20.2mph (32.5kmph) before receiving a pass from Luke Shaw to score Man United's second goal against the Magpies, BBC, Give Me Sport.
The Portuguese striker had already put the Red Devils' ahead right on the stroke of half-time before restoring the lead in the second half.
Source: Sports Brief News