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Cristiano Ronaldo Earned Two Goal Bonuses With Norwich Hat-Trick, Totalling £850,000

Daniel Marland

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Cristiano Ronaldo Earned Two Goal Bonuses With Norwich Hat-Trick, Totalling £850,000

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Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick for Manchester United in their 3-2 win over Norwich City saw him earn two separate goal bonuses.

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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was United's star man on Saturday afternoon and helped them stay alive in the Premier League's top four race.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last summer and signed a contract with a number of bonuses written in and according to The Sun, he achieved two in one game.

His three goals against Norwich took him to 21 for the season, meaning he earned £750,000 for passing the 20 goal mark.

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Image Credit: Alamy

Ronaldo will then earn a further £100,000 for every additional goal and that free-kick ensured he'll have an extra £850,000 in his pay packet.

It's said Ronaldo will earn an additional £1 million if he finishes United's top scorer this season which seems likely.

United have been without Edinson Cavani for large chunks of the season through injury and Anthony Martial joined Sevilla on loan in January. Mason Greenwood also remains unavailable for selection.

No other United player has hit double figures this campaign and the closest to Ronaldo's numbers is Bruno Fernandes, with nine goals.

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Image Credit: Alamy

Ronaldo will earn more bonuses if he reaches 30 goals and his overall bonus sum could be £2.75 million.

United came into the game knowing top four rivals Tottenham Hotspur had been beaten by Brighton earlier in the day.

They had a dream start when Anthony Elanga dispossessed Ben Gibson in the Canaries box and found Ronaldo, who slid home the opener.

Ronaldo then doubled his and United's tally just past the half hour mark with a thumping header.

Kieran Dowell handed Dean Smith's side a vital lifeline just before halftime with his first Premier League goal.

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Image Credit: Alamy

Teemu Pukki brought level after the break after narrowly beating the offside trap.

Ronaldo stepped up to rifle a free-kick past Tim Krul in the 76th minute to give United the win.

United interim manager Ralf Rangnick paid tribute to Ronaldo, who scored the 50th club hat-trick of his career.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "Again, he showed against Tottenham and today's game, that he can be the difference maker, in moments like this, in games like this, and it is no coincidence he has the best goalscoring record of all players in history. He showed that again today."

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Premier League, Norwich City

Daniel Marland
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