Cristiano Ronaldo scores 60th hat-trick of professional career
Cristiano Ronaldo’s treble against Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon was the 60th hat-trick of his professional career for club and country.
The Portugal international scored twice in the first half – a close-range finish and a header – to send Manchester United into a two-goal lead at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo’s third, which was a long-range free kick, then proved to be the winner for Ralf Rangnick’s side, after Norwich had managed to level the scores at 2-2 through Kieran Dowell and Teemu Pukki.
The 37-year-old has now scored 21 times in all competitions for Man United during the 2021-22 campaign, including 15 goals in 26 Premier League appearances.
There remains speculation surrounding the attacker’s future at Old Trafford, but he still has more than a year left to run on his contract with the 20-time English champions, with the option of a further 12 months.
Ronaldo also scored three times in his last home Premier League appearance against Tottenham Hotspur, who are now only three points clear of the Red Devils in the table.
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