Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trusted Cristiano Ronaldo to decide a game before the reward followed against Villarreal on Wednesday.
The Norwegian manager said Ronaldo is always capable of at least one goal per game before the UEFA Champions League meeting with Spain’s Villarreal on Wednesday night.
The 36-year-old Ronaldo then went on to deliver on the expectation when he scored a late winner to that sunk Villarreal hearts in the 2-1 win at Old Trafford.
"He has that record and 13 goals in 15 games against Villarreal, which means he enjoys playing against them,” Ole told journalists before the game.
"He knows (Raul) Albiol from Real Madrid, (Pau) Torres, they are top defenders, but it is not easy for them to play against Cristiano, either.
"The more he plays, the better we will become, but we have to play well to create chances against them,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo and the Red Devils are now looking ahead to the league battle against Everton this weekend.