Cristiano Ronaldo’s first United hat-trick since 2008 earned his club a 3-2 win over Spurs. The hat-trick took his overall career goal tally to 807 breaking a world record for goals scored.
Statement by Cristiano Ronaldo on yesterday’s win
Cristiano Ronaldo said that he is ecstatic with my first hat-trick since returning to Old Trafford.
There’s nothing like getting back on the field and contributing goals and effort to the squad. He added
He said they have demonstrated once again that if we work hard and stick together as a team. They can beat any team on any given day.” For Man United, there are no bounds! Whatever the case may be! Devils, let’s go!” Cristiano Ronaldo added.
Ronaldo skipped the Manchester derby a week ago, with reports claiming he flew to Portugal after letting him know that he was taken off the team.
Coach Ralf Rangnick on Cristiano Ronaldo
However, following what the German characterized as Cristiano Ronaldo’s best “on and off the ball” performance since taking over as interim manager in November. He questioned if it was worthwhile to duplicate the player’s build-up.
He said they were just joking that maybe it makes sense to send him to Portugal for three days. It is better to have him not train for two days, and then have him come back because he performed at a comparable level in training on Thursday, Rangnick added.
As United’s season has deteriorated, Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact has been questioned.
Only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored more Premier League goals than the 37-year-old. No United player has scored more than half of his 18 goals in all competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo – The all-time top scorer
With his hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly became Fifa’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Czech-Austrian Josef Bican’s record of 805.
The only time Bican’s 805 goals are mentioned on the Fifa website is in an article that refers to it as an estimate rather than a record. The record was not even mentioned in a Fifa tweet on Ronaldo’s hat-trick.
Bican, who died in 2001, is said to have scored 821 goals by the Czech FA, and unofficial statisticians RSSSF, which originally claimed 805 goals, now claims he has scored more than 950 goals.
This includes amateur and reserve games, as well as regional teams.