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“Ronaldo is something else,” Newcastle boss Bruce hails United superstar

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Portuguese helped Man United punish his side 4–1 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Ronaldo scored a brace before Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard wrapped it up for the Red Devils at Old Trafford. The great Portuguese had taken advantage of slack defending from Newcastle to put his team 1–0 up on the stroke of half time.

“That is the goalscoring instinct of a centre forward, where our defenders haven’t followed it in and he is on the end to get a tap in and change the game,” Bruce said, about Ronaldo’s opening goal.

“If there is a genuine superstar among everyone, then this kid is with what he has achieved. We have witnessed it again today. He is something else.”

Bruce, however, was pleased with the opportunities his side created despite the final result.

“We had some really good opportunities. I can’t remember coming here with so many opportunities. The difficulty is giving poor goals away.”

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