MANCHESTER UNITED 4
(Ronaldo 17; Tevez 33; Rooney 53, 70)
ASTON VILLA 0
Barclays Premier League
Old Trafford, 29 Mar 2008
MUTV commentary on Ronaldo's goal: "It drops to Ronaldo, he flicks it and scores. Can you stop this man? He's reached 35 for the season. Cristiano Ronaldo with an impudent flick, and United lead 1-0."
To be honest, we hardly need an excuse to publish a video of Cristiano Ronaldo's cheekiest goal in a United shirt. But in case you want some justification, let it be known that today is the third anniversary of a strike that still sets the pulses racing.
While you're watching the video, have a read of how ManUtd.com's Ben Hibbs reported on the goal at the time...
"On 17 minutes the breakthrough arrived. Ronaldo, who else? And this must go down as one of the cheekiest of his 35 goals this term. After Barry and Bouma failed to clear a corner, the ball fell to Ronaldo. With his back to goal he decided, rather than wasting time by turning to shoot, to backheel the ball through Laursen’s legs and past Carson.
"What is pleasing about Ronaldo is that, considering the frequency with which he finds the net, his joy at scoring never diminishes. He celebrates every goal as if it were a rarity."