WHEN RONALDO WROTE HIS NAME IN UNITED’S RECORD BOOKS

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On This Day In 2008, 23-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro scored both goals as Manchester United brushed Bolton Wanderers aside with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford. The second goal was Ronaldo’s 33rd goal of the season in all competitions, surpassing George Best’s best tally of 32, set in 1967/1968 season for the most goals scored by a Manchester United player in a season. The match was Ronaldo’s first as captain, in the absence of regular skippers Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, and Rio Ferdinand. Ronaldo will end the season with 42 goals in all competitions. Ronaldo’s 31 league goals earned him the Premier League Golden Boot, as well as the European Golden Shoe, which made him the first winger to win the latter award.

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