Ronaldo wins United’s April Goal of the Month
Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick winner against Norwich City has been voted as Manchester United’s Goal of the Month for April.
Our no.7’s set-piece effort completed his hat-trick against the Canaries and, having proved to be the decisive goal on the day, it has now been recognised as our best strike across the month.
It attained 50 per cent of the total votes and overcame competition from 10 other commendable club efforts, scored between our men’s, women’s, Under-23 and Under-18 sides.
It means that Cristiano has won the accolade for a third successive month and for the fourth time this season.
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With the score at 2-2 in last month’s Premier League contest against Norwich City, Anthony Elanga drove United forward and won a free-kick, just right of centre, around 25 yards out.
Up stepped Ronaldo to power the ball to the goalkeeper’s side, with Tim Krul unable to keep it out, despite tipping it onto the post on its way in.
The goal secured the three points for United in front of the Old Trafford crowd and clinched a second hat-trick in successive home appearances for Ronaldo.
It’s a clean sweep of awards in April for the forward who has already been voted as our Player of the Month, having scored five times in four outings across the month.
That makes it the third time that the 37-year-old has claimed both of our club prizes in a month since his return to the club last summer, having done the same in October and March previously.
Ronaldo’s three nominated strikes actually formed our top-three highest voted options in the poll, with our no.7’s fierce finish against Chelsea coming in as runner-up (31 per cent), while his delicate effort at Arsenal came third with seven per cent.
Outside of Cristiano’s contributions, the highest share of the vote was received by Fred’s goal versus Leicester City (five per cent).
2021/22 GOAL OF THE MONTH WINNERS
August: Bruno Fernandes v Leeds
September: Alex Telles v Villarreal
October: Cristiano Ronaldo v Tottenham
November: Jadon Sancho v Villarreal
December: Fred v Crystal Palace
January: Marcus Rashford v West Ham
February: Cristiano Ronaldo v Brighton
March: Cristiano Ronaldo v Tottenham
April: Cristiano Ronaldo v Norwich
Thank you to everyone who voted.