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Watch: Ronaldo scores 800th career goal as Man Utd defeat Arsenal

3:39 AM IST 03/12/21
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The Manchester United forward also netted the 801st goal of his career in the Red Devils' 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 800th career goal in all competitions against Arsenal on Thursday before netting what proved to be the match winner from the penalty spot to seal a 3-2 win.

The forward is recognised as the all-time top men's goalscorer, and he has continued to reach significant milestones upon his return to the Red Devils.

Ronaldo has made a habit of netting in important moments in 2021, as he's scored at least once in each of his five Champions League appearances, including two late winners, while he's netted six times in the Premier League.

Watch Ronaldo's 800th career goal (US & UK)

Ronaldo found the back of the net by sliding in a low pass across the box from Marcus Rashford for his 800th goal.

What has been said?

"Incredible," midfielder Bruno Fernandes told Amazon of Ronaldo. "We all know he is improving game by game, year by year.

"He wants to keep being the best and that's what he did. He knows how to self-motivate."

Ronaldo's goalscoring record

Ronaldo has scored the most goals of his club career during his time at Real Madrid with 450.

He's now bagged 130 at Manchester United, as well as 115 with the Portugal national team, 101 with Juventus and five at the start of his career with Sporting CP.

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