Andros Townsend scored a goal worthy of Cristiano Ronaldo during Everton’s Premier League match against Manchester United on Saturday and couldn’t resist mimicking the Portuguse superstar’s iconic celebration.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surprised everyone inside Old Trafford ahead of kick-off by resting the 36-year-old following his dramatic late matchwinning heroics in midweek against Villarreal.
The 36-year-old was surprisingly left on the bench for the clash, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explaining before kick-off that he needed to freshen up his team following their exploits in midweek.
The Norwegian’s gamble appeared likely to pay-off when Anthony Martial, who effectively replaced Ronaldo in the starting XI, fired his side ahead three minutes before the interval, rifling the ball beyond Jordan Pickford after smart approaching play involving Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes.
Martial, unfortunately, picked up an injury at the start of the second half and made way for his illustrious teammate shortly before the hour mark as United attempted to turn the screw.
Ronaldo looked on dejectedly, however, minutes later when Townsend provided the perfect finishing to a scintillating breakaway following a United corner to draw his side level.
The former Tottenham winger responded by running towards the corning flag, leaping and pirouetting in the air in front of the away support where he was eventually joined by his teammates.
Cristiano Ronaldo was in no mood to hang around, heading straight down the tunnel, after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo had scored a last-gasp winner for the Red Devils against Villarreal on Wednesday and had to settle for a role on the sidelines on Saturday.