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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo’s late UCL winner breaks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer record

Cristiano Ronaldo, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo once again saved Manchester United on Wednesday as he scored a 95th-minute winner against Villarreal to collect the side’s first three points in the Champions League group stages.

In the process, the Portuguese international made history. Per The Daily Mail, Ronaldo’s fine finish was the latest goal ever in club history in Europe’s most prized competition, a record previously held by none other than Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who netted in the 92nd minute against Bayern Munich in the 1999 UCL final.

The Red Devils looked to be in real trouble against the same side who beat them in the Europa final earlier this year after Paco Alcacer put the La Liga outfit ahead just eight minutes into the second half. However, left-back Alex Telles emphatically equalized not long after with a beautifully struck volley from distance.

Manchester United was far from convincing though after a matchday 1 defeat to Young Boys. Ronaldo of course came through when it mattered most with a terrific goal from an extremely tight angle. He’s totally used to breaking records on almost a monthly basis it seems like, also becoming the leader in Champions League appearances after the Villarreal clash. I’m sure Solksjaer won’t be too bothered by Ronaldo besting him in the history books considering his goal won the fixture for Manchester United.

With that, Cristiano has now scored five times in as many appearances. Talk about a dream start.