What a wonderful result! and brace from Ronaldo really make me happy after going down to 4th place on Sunday.
It was the 11th time Ronaldo has scored twice in a game for the Red Devils – but his wait for a hat-trick goes on after referee Rob Styles booked the Portugal winger for diving rather than awarding what seemed a certain penalty when he fell over Antti Niemi’s body as he pursued a Ryan Giggs’ through ball.
Nevertheless, Ronaldo’s efforts were enough to see United reclaim second spot in the Barclays Premier League with their seventh straight home win – three points adrift of Arsenal, who also have a game in hand.
Having finished runner-up to Kaka in the voting for the prestigious Ballon D’Or this week, Ronaldo is expected to occupy the same position when FIFA host their world player of the year awards in Zurich later this month.
Other than winning the Champions League with United, or Euro 2008 with Portugal, it is difficult to know what more Ronaldo can do to impress the judges.