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The Records Cristiano Ronaldo Could Beat On Manchester United Return

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The Records Cristiano Ronaldo Could Beat On Manchester United Return

Cristiano Ronaldo makes his first start for Manchester United for 12 years on Saturday, against Newcastle United, but he'll also have his eyes on a few records he could break in the future.

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Ronaldo has broken many records during his career, with the latest being the reported £187 million his shirt sales have already made since his move to United was confirmed 11 days ago.

The last time Ronaldo played for the Old Trafford club was in 2009 and since then he's broken all sorts of records, becoming Real Madrid's all time top scorer, the men's international top scorer, the Champions League top scorer, to name just three.

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Now he's back in England, the 36-year-old will have his eyes on some more records that he could quite conceivably break, as per Planet Football.

Possibly the easiest one is becoming the first player to score 100 goals in both the Premier League and La Liga, with the second part of that done with 311 league goals for Real Madrid.

In order to break that record he'll need just 16 goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in the next two seasons, and he'll be hoping he breaks it sometime this season.

Ronaldo will be hoping to celebrate more records with United. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo will be hoping to celebrate more records with United. Image: PA Images
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If he does break that record in this campaign, and goes a bit further, then he has a chance to become the oldest winner of the league's Golden Boot.

Jamie Vardy currently holds the record, having won it aged 33, and if Ronaldo can outscore everyone this season then he'll take that title off the Leicester City man.

Another record in England's top tier is within touching distance, but he'll have to wait till next season for it, and that's to be the league's oldest hat-trick scorer.

Former United forward Teddy Sheringham did it at aged 37 years and 146 days, when playing for Portsmouth against Bolton Wanderers in 2003.

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Sheringham celebrates his record breaking hat-trick vs Bolton. Image: PA Images
Sheringham celebrates his record breaking hat-trick vs Bolton. Image: PA Images

United's newest signing has actually only scored three goals in a game once whilst playing in England, but if he does it any time in the 2022/23 season then he'll better Sheringham.

The rest of the records come in Europe, where Ronaldo could become the Champions League most successful player, should he win it a sixth time.

The former Juventus man has won five to date, having won once with Sir Alex Ferguson's team in 2008 and four with Real, including three in-a-row.

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During his spell at the Bernabeu, the forward would often score double figures, or more, in a continental campaign and he needs 21 goals to top Ruud van Nistelrooy as United's all time scorer in the competition.

Ronaldo will hope to beat two Van Nistelrooy records. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo will hope to beat two Van Nistelrooy records. Image: PA Images

The Dutchman once scored 12 goals in one season in the Champions League, and should Ronaldo better that, he's previously scored 17 in one term, then that's another United record gone.

And for really optimistic fans, there's the possibility of the five time Ballon d'Or winner grabbing 136 goals in his second spell in Manchester, which would mean beating Wayne Rooney's 253 goals for the club, as their top scorer.

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Which records will Ronaldo break?

Featured Image Credit: ManUtd/PA

Topics: Football, Premier League, Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Champions League

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