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Cristiano Ronaldo moves above Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man United goal tally

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo went past Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man United goal tally
Cristiano Ronaldo went past Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man United goal tally /

Portugal icon, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, with the striker creating/breaking numerous records during his career so far.

Ronaldo was at it again on Tuesday as he netted a brace to rescue Manchester United and help them register a 2-2 draw against Atalanta in the Champions League. The brace on the night meant that the 36-year-old has now scored 126 goals for the Red Devils, thereby moving above current manager and former United striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the list.

The Norwegian who played at Old Trafford between 1996 to 2007, scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for the club, with his career overlapping that of Ronaldo for four years.

The 36-year-old's brace on the night took him to 21 Champions League goals for United, one more than Solskjaer managed in his illustrious career. He has a chance this season to exceed his best season total for the club in Europe’s elite competition – eight in 2007-08 as he scored 16 in his first spell, including one in a qualifying round.

The five-time Ballon d'Or award winner holds a number of Champions League records, and it is the all-time highest goalscorer in the competition with 138 goals and 180 appearances so far.