Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo reaches massive landmark


Cristiano Ronaldo reached a stunning new landmark after his brace sealed Manchester United's 3-2 comeback win over Arsenal on Thursday night.

The Portuguese forward scored twice to help Michael Carrick's team seal victory in the Premier League in what was his final match as the club's caretaker manager, with new interim boss Ralf Rangnick reportedly set to take charge from Friday. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Ronaldo in action against Arsenal

The first goal of his brace against the Gunners ensured that Ronaldo became the first player in history to score 800 top-level career goals, according to BBC Sport 

The 36-year-old is now on 130 goals across two different spells for the Premier League giants, adding to the five he scored for Sporting Lisbon, the 450 he put away for Real Madrid, his 101 strikes for Juventus and the 115 times he has scored for Portugal so far.

This impressive tally of 801 goals was also achieved in just 1 097 matches.  

After the match, EPL legend Alan Shearer lauded the forward for the consistency he has shown throughout his career.

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"You just have to sit there and say 'Wow', and applaud the guy," the English top flight's record goalscorer said, per BBC Sport.

"It is his determination. It is very difficult to get to the top but it is staying there too.

"You have to get up in the morning and go again and the whole world is looking for you to perform every week.  

"It is just phenomenal what he has done."

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