Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score a stunning shot from Bruno Fernandes’ pass to give Manchester United the lead over Tottenham

It was only one man.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Manchester United’s must-win match against Tottenham with a superb long shot.

Cristiano Ronaldo put Manchester United ahead against Tottenham

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Cristiano Ronaldo put Manchester United ahead against Tottenhamcredit: Getty
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a great shot

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Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a great shotcredit: Getty

He took off the spell, Tottenham defender Ben Davies, to hit a ball from Bruno Fernandes.

Both teams entered the game late on Saturday in the Premier League, desperately waiting for three points.

United have spent a week in turmoil after their 5-0 humiliation at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool a week ago.

Meanwhile, Spurs have been struggling to build any kind of momentum with a change of manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

The first half opened at Tottenham Hotspur as the hosts arguably had the best chances available.

Tottenham defender Christian Romero had the ball in the net but was rightly judged to be offside.

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United gradually entered the game as the first half continued, and eventually found themselves laying siege to the 18-yard line.

Some fantastic passes between Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw led to Fernandes’ possession of the ball outside the penalty area.

Produce a thin chipped ball for Ronaldo lying at the far post.

The 36-year-old watched him fall before crashing home hard from close range.

Then he sprinted away to the touchline and fell to his knees to celebrate coming off a week of stress.

That put United on course for a landslide 3-0 win that would leave Nuno Espirito Santo, in place of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the man facing question marks over his future.

Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford scored the goals in the second half.

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