Cristiano Ronaldo brings his mother to tears of joy after he marked his return to Manchester United with a goal at halftime in the win against Newcastle at Old Trafford
- Cristiano Ronaldo scored once in each half on his second Man United debut
- He took advantage of a mistake by Freddie Woodman for a powerful finish
- It all seemed too much for his mother Dolores Aveiro who was present at Old Trafford
- The 66-year-old was spotted crying after her son scored his first goal
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother was in tears with joy after seeing her son twice just on his second debut for Manchester United.
The 36-year-old scored on either side of halftime in a 4-1 win for the men of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who have taken three wins from four Premier League games this season.
The Portugal international broke the deadlock at Old Trafford by tapping in the second minute of added time at the end of the first half after Freddie Woodman wasted Mason Greenwood’s driven effort.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro was captured in tears of joy after seeing her son twice
The 36-year-old scored on both sides of half-time on his second Manchester United debut
Ronaldo then doubled his number after Javier Manquillo equalized, taking Luke Shaw’s through ball in his stride before making Woodman nutmeg with a powerful left foot strike.
Bruno Fernandes and substitute Jesse Lingard were also on target, but the day belonged to the returning Ronaldo and the emotion of the day seemed to overtake his mother Dolores Aveiro.
A photo posted on Twitter appeared to have the 66-year-old crying at Old Trafford, where thousands of fans had attended his classic No 7 shirt following his fairytale £19.5million return from Juventus.
Ambo_91 shared the photo, writing: ‘Ronaldo’s mom behind me after he scored, my heart can’t take it.’ The tweet has received more than 20,000 likes and nearly 4,000 retweets.
He scored his first goal since returning home after Freddie Woodman spilled a try
Ronaldo then restored United’s lead after driving home with a left foot during the break
His mum flew to Manchester earlier this week, but her presence at Old Trafford may have come as a surprise, as Ronaldo has previously revealed she will not be allowed to watch him play in the biggest games.
“She’s not allowed to watch big games now,” Ronaldo told Piers Morgan in the Mail on Sunday.
“I say, ‘Listen, I don’t have a father anymore. I don’t want to lose my mother either, so you’re not going to watch quarter-finals, semi-finals or finals.”
Ronaldo has revealed that his mother is normally not allowed to go to his biggest games because she has passed out in the past
He had previously said, “She’s getting so nervous, I don’t understand why. She’s not allowed to watch big games right now.
“I get friends to stay with her and she goes for a walk around the house. She passed out twice in the stadium. She’s nervous.’
However, Marcus Rashford led the tribute to Ronaldo – who now has 120 United goals – and was the first to offer his congratulations when he tweeted: ‘It’s like he never left’, accompanied by a clapping emoji.