Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United marksman Cristiano Ronaldo moved into 14th in the all-time goalscorers for the Reds. 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 803rd career goal took him into an esteemed list of all-time Manchester United goalscorers as he broke into the top 15.

His match-winning penalty against Norwich moved him level with Tommy Taylor but his exquisite finish in the 3-1 win against Burnley moved him higher in the tally of United greats.

It’s been a rollercoaster return for the 36-year-old on and off the pitch after his sensational comeback in the summer. On the pitch, they have struggled to piece together a formidable run.

Whilst off it, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has come under immense scrutiny from pundits questioning his credentials in the English top-flight as well as his influence on the United squad.

But it doesn’t appear to have fazed the Portugal captain as his goal on Thursday night was his eighth of the season in the Premier League, his 14th in all competitions.

Although he is some way off club record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, he is 13 goals off of David Herd.

His effort come after a superb piece of football which sprung Clarets shot-stopper into action as Scott McTominay was denied his second goal of the evening after his strike was tipped onto the post but Ronaldo was in the right place at the right time to tap home into an empty net.

For the five-time Champions League winner, he has already overtaken Andy Cole, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Brian McClair and Busby Babe Tommy Taylor, who sadly lost his life in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.

Manchester United all-time scorers list:

  1. Wayne Rooney (253)
  2. Sir Bobby Charlton (249)
  3. Denis Law (237)
  4. Jack Rowley (211)
  5. Dennis Viollet (179)
  6. George Best (179)
  7. Joe Spence (168)
  8. Ryan Giggs (168)
  9. Mark Hughes (163)
  10. Paul Scholes (155)
  11. Ruud van Nistelrooy (150)
  12. Stan Pearson (148)
  13. David Herd (145)
  14. Cristiano Ronaldo (132)
  15. Tommy Taylor

Source: manchestereveningnews

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