After 588 minutes of football and 47 days, the great drought is over. Cristiano Ronaldo, the scorer of more goals than anyone in the history of football, scored a goal, his first of 2022 and his first as a 37‑year‑old. In the process a serial Champions League winner put Manchester United in the position to return to the European elite.
Ronaldo had not gone seven games without a goal since 2008-09 and Brighton have never won at Old Trafford. The first half suggested history could be made but Albion ended up ruing a disastrous three-minute spell when Ronaldo struck and Lewis Dunk was sent off. And on a night when the other Manchester team vanquished Portuguese opponents, two Sporting alumni sent United up to fourth after Bruno Fernandes joined his compatriot on the scoresheet.
Written by Richard Jolly at Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/feb/15/manchester-united-brighton-match-report-premier-league under the title “Cristiano Ronaldo ends drought to spark Manchester United win over Brighton”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.