ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The goal drought of Manchester United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is now officially over.
On February 15, Ronaldo scored a goal in his team’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Ronaldo scored the goal in the 51st minute to boost their hopes of finishing in the top four.
The goal ended the 537 minutes of play (excluding stoppage time) that he had not scored for his team.
Sources said the goal drought of Ronaldo is the longest in more than 11½ years.
Earlier, Ronaldo said he had no plans to slow down in playing professional soccer at 36 years old.
Ronaldo told reporters this week that he hopes to play professionally at 42 years old.
“I feel happy to be a player who has shown who, in my case, longevity has been a crucial factor for me to keep playing at a high level, putting in good performance,” Ronaldo said.
“I want to find out if I’m going to play until I’m 40, 41, or 42, but the most important thing is that my daily goal is to enjoy the moment,” Ronaldo added.
Sources said despite his club’s struggles this season, Ronaldo remains his team’s top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions.