7 fantastic records and statistics incredible Cristiano Ronaldo set in Manchester United win over Tottenham

7 fantastic records and statistics incredible Cristiano Ronaldo set in Manchester United win over Tottenham

Cristiano Ronaldo showed form is temporary and class is permanent as he scored a fantastic hat-trick to lead Manchester United to a 3-2 win over Tottenham.

Ronaldo scored all three from open play with a rocket from outside the box and a trademark powerful header among his strikes.

This really was vintage Ronaldo, with the forward dragging United to a win over a top four rival on a big night under the lights at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo has always been the man for the big occasion and he showed it last night with his efforts, which were truly noteworthy.

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Here is a look through seven impressive records and statistics Ronaldo set in the impressive win…

Record ever goalscorer

There is no official higher goalscorer in world football history than Cristiano Ronaldo. Throw out Pele’s unproven claim of 1,000 goals. Ronaldo is up to 807 and counting, overtaking Josef Bican (805).

To overhaul such a record with a hat-trick speaks volumes for Ronaldo’s brilliance.

Most vs an English club

Ronaldo now has 14 goals against Tottenham – more than versus any other English team.

If Spurs thought they had it bad, spare a thought for poor Sevilla, who he has 27 goals against, while he has a chance to add to his tally of 25 against Atletico Madrid this week.

Goals spread around

While he likes to score goals late, Ronaldo distributes his goals pretty equally as this remarkable statistic shows.

100 – CRISTIANO RONALDO’S FIRST GOAL AFTER 12 MINUTES TODAY MEANS HE’S NOW SCORED 100+ GOALS IN ALL SIX 15 MINUTE SEGMENTS OF GAMES IN HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

1-15 – 100

16-30 – 125

31-45 – 129

46-60 – 121

61-75 – 134

76-90 – 192

INCREDIBLE.

— OPTAJOE (@OPTAJOE) MARCH 12, 2022

First United hat-trick since 2008

It has been a long wait to see Ronaldo score a hat-trick for Manchester United since his last, the longest any Premier League team has seen before. Let’s hope his next one comes around quickly.

14 – CRISTIANO RONALDO SCORED HIS SECOND PREMIER LEAGUE HAT-TRICK AND FIRST SINCE JANUARY 2008 AGAINST NEWCASTLE. HIS TWO TREBLES WERE SEPARATED BY 14 YEARS & 59 DAYS, THE LONGEST GAP BETWEEN HAT-TRICKS FOR A PLAYER IN PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY. LONGEVITY. PIC.TWITTER.COM/UAOF7CU3YU

— OPTAJOE (@OPTAJOE) MARCH 12, 2022

Double the best

Ronaldo is currently United’s top goalscorer this season with 18 goals – double his nearest teammate.

Bruno Fernandes is closest to Cristiano Ronaldo with nine goals, and the rest of the strikers (Rashford – 5, Cavani – 2, Martial – 1 and even counting Greenwood – 6) have less combined than Ronaldo does.

59th hat-trick

This was Cristiano Ronaldo’s 59th professional hat-trick, and 49th at club level. It is a staggering feat and you just know he will not end it there. Number 60 and 50 will not be far away.

Oldest United hat-trick scorer since 2003

Ronaldo is the oldest Manchester United player to score a hat-trick since Teddy Sheringham did in 2003, before he signed in the first place.

Only one Premier League player – Burnley’s Graham Alexander – has scored a hat-trick in between aged 37 or over.

Dan is still wondering what would have happened if United had kept Juan Veron…

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