The celebrations began in the 95th minute and lasted nearly an hour after the final whistle.
Manchester United needed a pick-me-up, and they got it when their Champions League encounter against Villarreal on Wednesday was won five minutes into injury time. On a night evocative of the golden days – for both United and their match-winner – chants of “Viva Ronaldo” filled the air.
Cristiano Ronaldo is ecstatic to be playing in the Champions League. He further demonstrated his position by providing another unforgettable incident during the competition.
In European play, the Portuguese superstar has scored numerous fantastic and critical goals. This was the one that took United’s ecstatic fans to their feet. Those in attendance for the first Champions League match played in front of a crowd at Old Trafford in two and a half years were treated to a thrilling finish.
United were poor in general against Villarreal, and were on the verge of losing their third game in a row until Ronaldo scored following Jesse Lingard’s lay-off.