Cristiano Ronaldo’s rich vein of form continued on Sunday when he scored in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over West Ham United.
Ronaldo leveled for United with a finish from a rebound after the Hammers had gone ahead through Saïd Benrahma’s goal via a deflection off United defender Raphael Verane.
It was the ex-Juventus fourth goal in three games of all competitions since his return to Old Trafford.
However, super substitute Jesse Lingard had other ideas as he scored the winner late on to atone for the blunder that led to United’s 2-1 loss to Young Boys in the Champions League during the week.
West Ham nearly equalized late in the game when they earned a penalty but goalkeeper David de Gea proved equal to the task as he stopped Mark Noble’s penalty.
In a post-match interview with United website, the Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was delighted with the performance.
“We deserved to win. I think we created some big chances, we had pressure on them, should have had a few penalties, great response when they scored, good attitude, very good away performance in a difficult cauldron; the stadium is hard here!,” he said.
United are on second place with 13 points from five games only goal-aggregate separating them from leaders Chelsea and third placed Liverpool.