Frank Lampard and Erik ten Hag have both reacted after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career club goal against Everton on Sunday in the Premier League.
Ronaldo came on as a first half substitute after Anthony Martial was forced out of action with a suspected back injury.
The Portuguese star had scored his 699th club career goal against Sheriff Tiraspol before the international break. He was an unused substitute against Manchester City last weekend but played 90 minutes against Omonia on Thursday night in the Europa League.
Ronaldo couldn’t get on the score sheet as Manchester United needed goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to beat Omonia 3-2 in Cyprus.
Lampard has revealed that he had wanted the 37-year-old forward to reach the milestone in the midweek against Omonia but approves that the Man United star remains one of the greatest players in the history of football.
“When he [Ronaldo] was on 699, I wanted him to score in the Europa League the other night because you could feel might come at the weekend and then he comes on, because Martial’s got a problem. Sometimes those things happen in football. It’s amazing.”
Erik ten Hag reacted as well and told beIN Sport: “It’s a massive performance, I’m really happy for him [Cristiano Ronaldo] that he’s achieved something like this, that you’ve scored so many goals. It tells a lot about him and his massive career.”