In the second round of Group E of the Europa League, Manchester United played against Moldova’s Sharif. Ronaldo finally ended the 7 -game drought.
In the previous games of this season, Cristiano Ronaldo was under tremendous pressure because of the rumors of a summer window transfer and his delay in returning to the team. However, after Ronaldo returned to the team, his state was not very good, and he did not score in 7 games. Not only that, in Ronaldo’s only second starter game, Manchester United lost all of them, and there was a tragic situation in which they defeated Brentford 0-4 .
This match against Sharif on the road is Ronaldo’s third start. In the 17th minute of the game, Sancho scored with a low shot to help the team break the deadlock. It was Sancho’s first goal in the Europa League. This goal also ended the embarrassing record of Cristiano Ronaldo’s starting equal to Manchester United’s complete defeat.
In the 38th minute, Dalot was brought down by a defender in the opponent’s penalty area, and the referee Chikowski awarded Manchester United a penalty. Cristiano Ronaldo hit a penalty kick and Manchester United took a 2-0 lead. Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal ended his 7 -game ball drought in the new season. It was his first goal of the new season, and it was also the first goal of his career in the Europa League. This also allowed him to set a record of scoring goals in 21 consecutive seasons and 144th European goals.