The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.
Ron just two hot
You’ll never stop Ronaldo! That was the message from Old Trafford last night as Manchester United’s Portuguese ace continued his astonishing scoring run.
He notched twice in the space of four first-half minutes to put Sir Alex Ferguson’s side on course for another regulation win.
Ronaldo has scored nine in his last five games, and has failed to hit the net in only two of his last 16 outings.
Last night’s first was a one-on-one against keeper David James, but the second was a stunning free kick that he simply slammed over the wall.
Bill Thornton, Daily Star
The other daily papers were similarly full of praise for Ronaldo and, in particular, his wonderful second goal. The Sun claimed the strike was so good it left Sir Alex drooling. The boss was quoted as saying: “Have I seen a better free-kick in the Premier League? No, that must be the best. It was within two or three inches of the junction of the crossbar and post. No goalkeeper would have saved it.”
In news concerning United off the pitch, The Mirror, The Sun and The Star all carry stories condemning the vandalism of the Reds’ tribute to the Busby Babes. While the attack on the mural on the front of East Stand was directed at sponsor AIG and not the Babes’ memory, the papers have all labelled the action disrepesctful.