Cristiano Ronaldo added another goal to his tally as Manchester United registered a rare comfortable win over Brentford and gave the Old Trafford crowd something to celebrate amid a protest against the owners.
The 3-0 triumph capped off what was a miserable season at the Theatre of Dreams, which witnessed a series of embarrassing results under two different managers. Regardless, the players did a lap of honour at the final whistle, and fans chanted Juan Mata and Ronaldo’s names.
The Spaniard played his last game in United colors at Old Trafford, but Ronaldo’s comments after the game suggest the home crowd will get to enjoy another season of their beloved Number 7.
The Portugal skipper was heard telling the broadcast cameras: “I’m not finished.”
When walking off the pitch in his final home game for Man Utd this season, Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to send a message to the camera 👀 pic.twitter.com/iKUCB3djMB
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 3, 2022
The 37-year-old still has 12 months remaining on his contract, but what will be his role under incoming Erik ten Hag remains unclear. Ralf Rangnick, in his post-match interview, said Ronaldo “does not want to play” as a central striker.
However, if his recent performances are anything to go by, then Ten Hag will relish the opportunity of having Ronaldo – irrespective of his role – in his squad next season.
The Portugal forward’s goal from the spot to double United’s lead over Brentford was his 14th league strike at Old Trafford. No Premier League player has managed more at any stadium this season.