Cristiano Ronaldo scored two late goals against the Republic of Ireland, breaking the previous goalscoring record.

Ronaldo missed an early penalty in World Cup qualifying before Ireland took a 1-0 lead.

Ireland had looked like there was going to be a big surprise before Ronaldo was cornered.

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Ronaldo scored a header in the 88th minute before scoring another header in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

This increased his international goal balance to 111 goals, breaking Ali Daei’s record of 109.

Points when it counts

Ronaldo has a knack for moving up when his team needs him most, a great character that any top athlete can perfect.

His brace turned the tie on its head and ensured that Portugal went with all three points.

Setting the record in a competitive game and winning the game for your team speaks volumes for its quality.

Ronaldo is now the all-time best goalscorer at international level and has many more goals in him.

A taste of Manchester United

It was of great importance to Ronaldo to set the record as a Manchester United player.

United are incredibly proud of Ronaldo and this brace shows that he still has what it takes to be an important player for the club.

The way Ronaldo scored his two goals demonstrated his flying skills and his United teammates need to get their deliveries right.

Luke Shaw, in particular, could see his templates blossom even further if he can connect with Ronaldo.

The striker has a big jump and has total control over the power and placement of his headers. The defenders know what he’s going to do, but they can’t stop him.

Seeing him in the Premier League will be a joy and while there will be some frustrating games as well, he will score a goal or two most of the time.

It will be a wild ride to see Ronaldo at Manchester United again.

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Manchester United fans were thrilled when Ronaldo set his record the way he did …

Ronaldo has a way of moving up when his team needs him most, which has never been done before in history. He shows us that again and is 36. I can’t understand how some people refuse to see this, but maybe in the future after he retires it will be imminent that he is the goat

– David (@ Davve2201) September 1, 2021

In keeping with the fact that Ronaldo breaks the all-time international goal record as a Manchester United player.

– Mike (@ Mike87_United) September 1, 2021

He broke the record as a Manchester United player !!!

– MidasTouch✋ (@Losoe__) September 1, 2021

Another 2 goals for Ronaldo, world record holder. I am so glad that united bought it this summer

– Mat Scoundrel (@MatScoundrel) September 1, 2021

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo on this record. Incredible. 👏

– ADAM #GlazersOut 🔰 (@UnitedObsessed) September 1, 2021

It was only fitting that he should set that record with the club that earned him recognition in world football. Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United should be together again and again. Perfect timing.

– Champions League Varane (@sa_budu) September 1, 2021


– CR7 UNITED (@MUFSIUUU) September 1, 2021

Another record broken by the 🐐 ahhh united cook this szn!

– T (@CTiago_) September 1, 2021

I feel sorry for the Premier League goalkeepers who will play against a Ronaldo who starts the Manchester United squad.

The goat doesn’t stop that quickly

– Fahd (@Jibmann) September 1, 2021

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