Cristiano Ronaldo says there are “no limits” for Manchester United after the hat-trick hero spearheaded Saturday evening’s thrilling 3-2 win against Tottenham.
Old Trafford played host to a key encounter in the top-four race on Saturday, which the Red Devils boss admitted they had to win to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive following last weekend’s chastening loss at Manchester City.
Ronaldo missed that match with a hip flexor complaint and raised eyebrows by returning to Portugal, but the frontman returned with a bang on Saturday and opened the scoring with an early 25-yard stunner.
Harry Kane levelled from the penalty spot but the 37-year-old put United back ahead at half-time, before completing his hat-trick and sealing a dramatic 3-2 win after Harry Maguire’s own goal had drawn Spurs level once again.
“Tremendously happy with my first hat-trick since I came back to Old Trafford!” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram after his first Premier League treble since January 2008 against Newcastle.
“Nothing beats the feeling of being back on the pitch and help the team with goals and effort.
“We’ve proven once again that we can beat any team in any given day, as long as we work hard and stand together as one.
“There are no limits for Man. United! No matter what! Let’s go, Devils!”
interim manager Ralf Rangnick was in awe at Ronaldo’s display – and joked the United star should go back to Portugal more often.
“He made the difference for sure with his three goals – but not only because of the three goals,” the interim United boss said.