Cristiano Ronaldo moved onto 801 career goals as his double against Arsenal gave Man Utd a 3-2 win at Old Trafford – and the achievement was hailed by team-mate Bruno Fernandes
Cristiano Ronaldo cemented his status as the greatest goalscorer of all-time as he passed the 800 goal mark on Thursday night.
Bruno Fernandes scored United’s first goal but it was his Portuguese compatriot who stole the headlines as new manager Ralf Rangnick watched on from the stands.
After the game, Fernandes was asked about Ronaldo’s achievement – and was quick to praise the magnitude of his milestone.
And he predicted there will be plenty more goals to come from the 36-year-old for the Red Devils.
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“What can you say about that?” Fernandes told Amazon Prime. “He’s incredible, we all know that.
“He’s proving game by game, year by year, season by season that he wants to keep being the best.
“He wants to be the best, and that’s what you want in your team.”
Asked if being dropped against Chelsea at the weekend motivated Ronaldo, Fernandes said: “He doesn’t need that.
“He knows how to self-motivate himself.
“He doesn’t need anyone to motivate him, he knows how to do it and he will carry on scoring goals.”
Ronaldo’s record-breaking achievement was one of multiple talking points from the game at Old Trafford.
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After the game, caretaker manager Michael Carrick announced he would be leaving the club before Rangnick takes charge ahead of the weekend.
Carrick said on Amazon: “It’s not been an easy one [decision] to make but I think it’s the right one.
“I wanted to take some time off after I played and I promised my family and it never happened. I have thrown myself into work here for so long and it feels like the right time to step away. I will be back around the place though.”