‘Exquisite’: Gary Lineker sends message to Man United star during 3-0 win at Tottenham

Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand both praised Cristiano Ronaldo following his goal in Man United's 3-0 win over Tottenham

Gary Lineker
England legend Gary Lineker (Photo: BT Sport)

Gary Lineker took to social media to salute Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward’s brilliant goal in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday night.

The Portugal international continued his bright start to life back at Old Trafford when he scored the opener just before half-time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in north London.

Ronaldo was on hand to drill home a first-time finish from Bruno Fernandes’ clipped pass in the 39th minute as he notched up his fourth Premier League goal of the season against the Lilywhites.

The Portugal star then provided the assist for Edinson Cavani to make it 2-0 in the 64th minuted with a fine pass to set up the Uruguayan forward.

Substitute Marcus Rashford then made it 3-0 to the visitors with a superb finish in the 86th minute as he scored his third goal in four games this season.

Former England and Leicester City star Lineker was quick to take to Twitter after Ronaldo’s opener to praise the forward for his excellent finish.

Posting on Twitter, Lineker wrote: “Brilliant finish from @Cristiano. Exquisite.”

Posting after Cavani’s goal to make it 2-0, Lineker added in a separate tweet: “A front 2 of 70 years between them for @ManUtd showing how it’s done. Who said you’ll win nothing with old fogies?”

And after Rashford’s strike, Lineker posted: “Lovely finish from @MarcusRashford and secures an easy win. Ole’s back at the wheel.”

Meanwhile, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand also took to social media to offer his reaction to the opening goal.

Ferdinand posted on his own Twitter account: “Bruno 🤝 Cristiano.”

The 36-year-old has now netted seven goals since his return to Manchester United from Juventus in the summer transfer window.

Next up for Manchester United is a trip to Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday night, before a crunch derby showdown with Manchester City at The Etihad next Saturday lunchtime.

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