- Cristiano Ronaldo has emphatically stated his desire to help Man United to secure more victories
- The forward scored a last-gasp winner against Villarreal to inspire Man United to a vital win in UCL
- Ronaldo noted the crucial role he played in the victory is the exact reason he to the club
Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed gratitude towards Man United fans who stuck by the team through their hard-fought 2-1 Champions League win at Old Trafford.
United looked set to drop points against the La Liga giants during the Wednesday, September 29, clash in a result that would have left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under more pressure.
The Red Devils found themselves a goal down 13 minutes into the second half, but Alex Tells restored parity shortly after.
Having lost their Group F opener against Young Boys, the Villarreal meeting was a must-win for United to keep their hopes of progressing to the next round.
And with the scores tied 1-1, Ronaldo fired the hosts into the lead with a fine finish to send Old Trafford into raptures.
The victory revived United's chances of sealing progression to the next round of the tournament, and Ronaldo contends the turnaround only proves everything is possible.
"Now everything is possible everything is open and we believe we will go through," he said.
"This is why I came back, I missed this club a lot. I made history in this club, and I want to do it again," he added.
The Portuguese talisman also took a moment to thank United fans for playing a critical part in the stunning victory.
Prior to their victory over the Yellow Submarine, United had lost three of their last four fixtures.
The defeats include their 1-0 shock loss to Aston Villa at the weekend in the Premier League.
Ronaldo breaks UCL record
Earlier, Legit.ng reported Cristiano Ronaldo is now the all-time record holder for most Champions League appearances in the history of the competition.
His appearance against Villarreal was the forward's 178th in the competition, putting him one ahead of former Real Madrid teammate, Iker Casillas in the all-time list.
Ronaldo equalled Casillas's record when he started in United's group stage opener against Young Boys earlier in the month.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner found the back of the net against the Swiss side to equal another record - joining rival Lionel Messi as the only two players who have scored 36 different clubs in the Champions League.
While the Red Devils lost that clash against Young Boys, he ensured his record-breaking appearance against Villarreal was more memorable as he scored a dramatic late winner to hand his three crucial points.
Ronaldo is no stranger to setting Champions League records as he already boasts of several others. Key among them include him being the tournament's all-time top scorer with 136 goals.
The tally puts him 15 goals ahead of rival Messi who has 121 to his name having found the back of the net for Paris Saint-Germain against Man City on Tuesday.
Source: Sports Brief News