FootballGuy 10 days ago Real Madrid, Spain 36 115 The 36-year-old bagged a brace in a 4-1 win on his second debut for Manchester United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mustn't ignore wrinkles in the performance. United's squad is still top-heavy and weak in the centre of the pitch, where Newcastle United had some joy just as Southampton and Wolves had before the international break. This was Cristiano Ronaldo’s day. Even before the 36-year-old took to the pitch for his second Manchester United debut, the sight of thousands of fans in ‘Ronaldo 7’ shirts flooding Old Trafford gave a clear indication of the occasion which the man himself marked with a double in a 3-1 win over Newcastle United. On the basis of the scoreline alone, Ronaldo’s impact was instant. He gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s cutting edge and provided the firepower required to make it three wins from four games with United now top of the Premier League table after Tottenham Hotspur’s defeat to Crystal Palace earlier on the same day. If, however, the benefit of Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United was evident, so too was the detriment. This was another match that largely followed the pattern established over the early part of the season with United lacking control in the centre of the pitch. A better team than Newcastle would have pushed them harder.