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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes 4th Manchester United Player To Score 100 Premier League Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo became the fourth Manchester United player to score 100 Premier League goals last Saturday (23th April) during their away game against Arsenal.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.04.2022
Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes 4th Manchester United Player To Score 100 Premier League Goals

Portuguese superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo became the fourth Manchester United player to score 100 Premier League goals last Saturday (23th April) during their crucial away game against Arsenal.

Cristiano Ronaldo has just returned to the game after his newborn son’s death. Ronaldo appeared in the latest crucial match against the hosts Arsenal at Emirates Stadium (London), where the Red Devils suffered a 3-1 defeat.

Ronaldo scored the only goal for Manchester United in that game in the 34th minute of the match to make the scoreline 2-1. Ronaldo guided Nemanja Matic’s fine cross to the net through his left-footed shot. It was Ronaldo’s 100th goal in his Premier League career while he has only played for Manchester United in this first division of the English football league.

With that goal, Cristiano Ronaldo inscribed his name on the list of 100 Premier League goals for Manchester United. Before him, only three former players managed to achieve this incredible feat.

Players with 100+ Premier League goals for Manchester United

Player

Number of Premier League goals for MUFC

Wayne Rooney

183

Ryan Giggs

109

Paul Scholes

107

Cristiano Ronaldo

100*

 

Breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100 PL goals for Manchester United

(Season wise)

Season

Appearances

Goals

2003/04

29

4

2004/05

33

5

2005/06

33

9

2006/07

34

17

2007/08

34

31

2008/09

33

18

2021/22

27*

16*

(Note: The 2021/22 season is still running)

(Body parts)

Type

Number of goals

Right foot

70

Left foot

16

Header

3

Other

1

 

(Inside or outside the box)

Type

Number of goals

Inside the box

77

Outside the box

23

 

(From set pieces)

Type

Number of goals

Penalties

13

Free-kicks

12

 

Clubs with the most number of players with 100 PL goals

Now, only Liverpool and Manchester United have four players each in the list of 100 Premier League goals for a club.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the 3rd position in most goals of PL 2021/22

While Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 16th goal of this PL season during that away match against Arsenal, he moved on to the third spot in the list of most goals in this Premier League 2021/22. Only Liverpool star Mohamed Salah (22 goals) and Tottenham Hotspur’s forward Son Heung-min (17 goals) have scored more goals than Ronaldo in this PL season. 

UCL 2022/23 qualification: Arsenal have a bright chance; Manchester United now need luck

Coming back to the game, Nuno Tavares opened the scoreline for Arsenal in just 3 minutes of the game, while Bukayo Saka added the second goal on their board with a successful penalty (32’). Ronaldo answered with his 16th goal in this PL season in the 34th minute.

During the 57th minute of the game, the visitors had the best chance to make a remarkable comeback in the game, but Bruno Fernandes failed to net the penalty as that shot hit the left post. Granit Xhaka extended The Gunners lead to 3-1 in 70 minutes.

With that result, Arsenal are now in the fourth position in the points table in the ongoing PL season with 60 points in 33 games. Meanwhile, Manchester United are struggling in the sixth spot in the same points table with 54 points in 34 matches.

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