According to the latest soccer bookie reports, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season to help Manchester United beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0. It was a crucial win for the team after its defeat against Real Sociedad in the Europa League last week.
Ronaldo has been struggling to earn a spot in Erik ten Hag’s starting eleven. He scored from the penalty spot in the first half. Also, it was the 699th goal of his professional career. It is no secret that Ronaldo wanted to transfer away from United during the summer. He didn’t join the team during the preseason.
Bookie pay per head sources said Ronaldo’s slow start was because he missed the preseason. Thus, he needs to work harder and get into the proper fitness. Also, ten Hag expects him to score more goals as the season progresses.
Soccer Bookie Reports on Ronaldo’s First Goal of the Season
Sportsbook pay per head experts expected Manchester United to win the match against Sheriff Tiraspol. However, they didn’t expect Ronaldo to score. Jadon Sancho scored the first goal in the 17th minute. He received a pass from Christian Eriksen and shot it past Maksym Koval, Sheriff’s keeper.
Sancho almost scored another goal. However, his shot was intercepted by defender Stjepan Radeljic. A few minutes later, a defender tackled Diogo Dalot in the penalty area. Thus, United earned a penalty kick, and Ronaldo was the designated kicker. He scored and doubled United’s lead with six minutes left in the first half.
United had more scoring chances to score in the second half. However, they failed to capitalize on those opportunities, and the score remained 2-0 until the final whistle.
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