After they collaborated for a strange statistic against Norwich, Cristiano Ronaldo invited Manchester United teammate Anthony Elanga to mimic his famed ‘Siuuu’ celebration. With a first-half double, it was that guy Ronaldo who grabbed center stage on Saturday afternoon.
It was his 13th and 14th Premier League goals of the season. Ronaldo took seven minutes to make his impression, but Elanga sent him the opener on a dish, leaving the five-time Ballon d’Or winner with a straightforward close-range finish. Later, he made it 2-0 before Norwich equalized.
The 37-year-old great not only moved over Harry Kane and Sadio Mane in the goal-scoring records, but he also etched his name into history alongside Elanga, with the 17 years and 81 days separating them becoming the largest age gap between goal-scorer and assist-maker.
That extraordinary United achievement was undoubtedly reason for celebration. It was time to bring the big one out!
Ronaldo has an iconic dance that he first made famous at Real Madrid to celebrate each goal. You wouldn’t have to look far to witness a hop, skip, and jump followed by a twist and him shouting ‘Siuuu’ at the top of his lungs being mimicked on school playgrounds or Sunday League pitches.
On this time, though, the United superstar gave Elanga permission to follow suit. The adolescent accepted the offer and perfectly synchronized the ‘Siuuu’ celebration with Ronaldo.
It was a heartfelt scene near the corner flag, as Jesse Lingard, who had been handed a rare opportunity, also joined in. Lingard has only made two Premier League starts this season.