“I didn’t expect him [Cristiano Ronaldo] to score three goals, but I expected him to score,” explained Ralf Rangnick in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.
“That’s why I decided to play him. His training session was so good on Thursday – I spoke to him before training on Friday & he said his hip flexor was good enough to play.
“He was also energetic today. He was part of the whole team when we had to defend, because we had to defend a lot. It was a top performance by him, but also by the rest of the team.”
Continuing to lavish praises on the 37-year-old forward, the Manchester United boss added: “[Ronaldo] can do it [get 70,000 people off their feet], but again he can also do it only with the team. A fantastic performance.”
“It was not just the three goals today it was also he was part of the team when they were in possession of the ball.
“Today it was his best performance, at least since I arrived.”
Ronaldo scored all three goals for us in the 3-2 win over Tottenham and also tracked back to help his teammates defend. In doing so, he’s officially become the highest goalscorer in history.
The Portuguese superstar was eventually substituted off and was lauded by the Old Trafford faithful for that incredible performance.