CRISTIANO RONALDO vowed to bring the good times back to Manchester United after his last-gasp winner against Villarreal last night.
The Portuguese forward popped up deep into stoppage time to spare the Red Devils’ blushes and send Old Trafford into delirium.
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He told BT Sport: “If we did not get the points today, it would be tough to go through to the next stage.
“But now everything is possible, everything is open and we believe we’ll go through.
“This is why I came back – I miss this club a lot
“I have history with this club and I want to do it again, not only for me but to push the team.
“Sometimes the players, we try to do our job, to play good and score goals but sometimes it is not possible.
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“The fans have this role as well when the team is in a difficult moment, they need to push us. This is why I say and ask them if they can do that.
“They give us motivation to keep going and to keep running and keep believing. So, today, this is what we felt. We are so happy. A very important win and we are in a good way now.”
Ronaldo, 36, made his 178th Champions League appearance – setting a new record in the process.
And he was noticeably thrilled to have marked his latest landmark with a goal.
He added: “Unbelievable! Another chapter, another beautiful chapter, so I’m so happy to score the winning goal and the way I did it.
“The most appearances in history and to score a goal. A great night. I have to mention the attitude of the team which is the most important [thing].”
Rio Ferdinand revealed that CR7 had texted him admitting that he didn’t play well during last night’s match.
Ferdinand, 42, told BT Sport: “He (Ronaldo) text me tonight saying ‘I didn’t play well but I knew I’d score’.
“That’s the belief that he has. The other players are feeding off it. It’s a great place to be.”
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