Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score at five World Cups
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in five different World Cup tournaments, adding another feather to his decorated cap. The former Manchester United player reached the milestone after scoring a 65th-minute penalty against Ghana in Thursday’s Group H match.
Portugal took control of Ghana but failed to progress.
The 37-year-old Portuguese captain could have scored two goals in the first 15 minutes but missed both chances. In the 31st minute, he found the net from point-blank range, but only after the referee whistled for a foul on him.
That should come as a relief to the Portuguese captain, who has been in the proverbial storm since leaving Manchester United.
On Tuesday, United announced in a statement that Ronaldo had parted ways with Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo Left Manchester United
Manchester United announced in a statement: Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United immediately by mutual agreement.
The club would like to thank him for his immense contribution over two seasons at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 games, and wish him and his family every success in the future.
Everyone at Manchester United is focused on continuing to develop the team under Erik ten Hoag and working together to achieve success on the pitch.