PREMIER LEAGUE: RONALDO ENDS GOAL DROUGHT
Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be the difference for Manchester United who returned to winning ways on the Premier League stage via a 3-2 home win over old foes Arsenal. The Portugal international scored a second half brace to lead the Red Devils to a first win in four Premier League outings. Cristiano Ronaldo also scored for the first time in four games as far as Premier League football is concerned.
Ronaldo had not scored in the league since the 3-0 away win over North London outfit Tottenham Hotspur. He scored the first goal of the Spurs game at the end of October before he provided the second goal for strike partner EdinsonCavani. England international Marcus Rashford then come off the bench to score the third and final goal of the match.
In the first game after the Spurs clash, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score asManchester United were beaten 2-0 at home by Manchester City in theManchester Derby. In the second game, Ronaldo provided the assist for the only Manchester United goal scored by half-time substitute Donny Van De Beekas the Red Devils lost 4-1 at Watford thus leading to the end of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managerial era at the club. Emmanuel Dennis, substitute Joao Pedro, Josh King and IsmailaSarr all scored for the Hornets against the Red Devils.
In the third and final game of the three-game drought, Cristiano Ronaldo came on for fellow summer signing Jadon Sancho as Manchester United were able to secure an impressive 1-1 draw at the home of West London giants Chelsea.
After a goalless affair in the first half, Sancho capitalised on the mistake from Italian midfielder Jorginho to give Manchester United the lead in the 50th minute. The Red Devils were still leading 1-0 when Ronaldo was subbed on and it didn't take long for Chelsea to score the equaliser via a Jorginho penalty. The hosts scored to rescue a 1-1 draw five minutes after Ronaldo came on as a substitute.