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'That was an amazing goal' - Rangnick hails Ronaldo after ending goal drought in Brighton win

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo scored against Brighton in United's win
Ronaldo scored against Brighton in United's win / Gareth Copley/GettyImages

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has hailed footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker broke his six-game goal drought during the Red Devils 2-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Ronaldo has come in for criticism in recent times following his poor performances in front of goal for United, especially since the start of the year, but as he broke the deadlock following Scott McTominay's pass , Rangnick was full of praise for the 37-year-old's 'important' contribution in reigniting this side's top four bid. 

"That was an amazing goal. Not only an important one but an amazing goal. I think overall it was a good performance by Cristiano. Energetically, he was on there, he was always trying to help the team-mates so I think in the last weeks definitely the best performance by him and a very, very important goal for us," he said post the game.

The striker for his part too was happy with his performance, taking to social networking site, Instagram to send a message to the club's fans, stating: 'Back on track! Nobody gives up and there’s only one way to get back on track: hard work, team work, serious work. Everything else is just noise. Let’s go Devils!' 

Ronaldo with 15 goals in all competitions is United's top scorer this season and he will be very key if they are to ensure that they finish in the top-four come the end of the current campaign.