Cristiano Ronaldo thanked the Manchester United fans for the support they gave the team in Wednesday’s victory over Villarreal and has made it clear that he intends to make club history again.
Villarreal will be in shock at how they failed to score at least one point in the match after dominating the first half and taking the lead just after the break when Arnaut Danjuma put Paco Alcacer ahead to deflect the ball home.
However, United showed great spirit to turn a desperate performance around, with Alex Telles firing in the tie after Bruno Fernandes found him on the edge of the area from a corner.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team pressed for the winning goal and deep down in the legendary ‘Fergie time’ they found it through Ronaldo, who passed the goalkeeper after Jesse Lingard deftly threw the ball his way.
The hit sent Old Trafford into ecstasy and Ronaldo thanked the fans for all their support.
“That’s why I’m coming back,” he told BT Sport. “Because I missed this club so much. I made history at this club and I want to do it again.
“I have to thank you all [the fans], not only for me, but to push the team that will be very important, especially this season. “
United would have been at the bottom of Group F if they had not achieved victory, but Ronaldo is now confident that they will advance to the knockout stages.
He added: “If not [get] Today at three points it will be difficult to go to the next stage but now everything is possible, everything is open and we believe that we will pass it ”.