Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag, has said Cristiano Ronaldo “needed a goal” after the 37-year-old finally got his first of the season against Sheriff Tiraspol.
Ronaldo converted a penalty in the 2-0 win in Moldova.
It was Ten Hag’s side’s first points on the board in the Europa League.
Ronaldo’s goal was his first in eight appearances this season and the 699th of his club career.
“Ronaldo needed that goal.
“Many times he came close [in the season so far], but he wanted that so much.
“We are happy for him and the team wanted to bring him a goal. You know that Cristiano will score a penalty,” Ten Hag said.