Cristiano Ronaldo sprinted at speeds above 20mph to score second Man Utd goal

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Cristiano Ronaldo was clocked at 32.5kmph, just over 20mph, as he sprinted through on goal to bag his second of the game on Saturday evening.

The 36-year-old donned the red of Manchester United for the first time in over a decade against Newcastle over the weekend.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford after signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side on Transfer Deadline Day.

But some fans had questioned Ronaldo's ability due to his age.

And the Portuguese megastar was quick to hit back at the criticism as he produced the lighting fast sprint to fire United back into the lead.

Ronaldo burst through the middle of the park with speed as he received the ball from Luke Shaw before slotting it into the back of the net.

It was the 36-year-old's second of the game after he had already opened the scoring before half-time.

Javier Manquillo had briefly put the cat among the pigeons, but it was Ronaldo's second of the game that pushed the game away from the Magpies.

United were then able to find the back of the net on two more occasions as they blew Newcastle away.

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Adam Armstrong clocked the fastest sprint of the 20/21 campaign.

And the Southampton striker pushed 22.15mph in an acceleration last season.

Interestingly, Armstrong produced a faster sprint than notorious quick-man Adama Traore, who clocked in a time of 22.12mph.

Ronaldo produced a similar sprint over the summer at Euro 2020 when he ran the length of the pitch in 14.2 seconds, reaching a similar speed to he did against Newcastle.

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The result propelled United to the top of the table on goal difference over Chelsea.

United now a trip to East London to face West Ham.

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