Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2021-22

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • September 25, 2021, 15:26 CEST
  • 5 min read

Cristiano Ronaldo has made a sensational return to Manchester United for the 2021-22 Premier League season.

After a summer of constant speculation over a possible transfer move, Ronaldo ultimately left Juventus to return to Old Trafford 12 years after his initial departure in 2009.

The 36-year-old remains one of the most prolific players in world football, with his return to England causing United fans to dream of their returning hero leading them back to silverware.

Ronaldo, though, was unable to lift Juventus to achieve Champions League glory during his three years in Italy and some have questioned the merits of United’s move given the forward’s huge pay packet.

Whatever happens, the performances of Ronaldo are set to be a huge talking point during the 2021-22 Premier League campaign.

Ronaldo made his second debut for United against Newcastle on September 11, 2021. It was a dream day for the Portugal star as he scored twice in a 4-1 win at Old Trafford.

He made his first Champions League appearance of the season on September 14 against Young Boys and scored a goal. However, he was frustrated to be denied a penalty and was later substituted, with 10-man United ultimately beaten 2-1.

And Ronaldo continued his incredible start to life back at Man Utd by scoring for a third game in a row at West Ham. The veteran equalised in the first half from close range in an eventual 2-1 win.

Ronaldo sat out the EFL Cup defeat against West Ham on September 22 as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to give him some much-needed rest ahead of a busy period ahead.

He returned for the Premier League fixture against Aston Villa at Old Trafford and for the first time since his return was unable to find the net as Solskjaer's side slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat.

This page will be regularly updated to showcase Ronaldo’s individual club statistics for Manchester United throughout the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 2021-22 stats

Appearances: 4

Starts: 3

Goals: 4

Assists: 0

Ronaldo: Matches played

Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle, September 11 – Premier League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 2

Assists: 0

It was a dream second debut for Ronaldo at Man Utd

It was a dream second debut for Ronaldo at Man Utd

Young Boys 2-1 Man Utd, September 14 - Champions League

Minutes played: 72

Goals: 1

Assists: 0

Ronaldo scored but also felt he should have had a penalty

Ronaldo scored but also felt he should have had a penalty

West Ham 1-2 Man Utd, September 19 – Premier League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 1

Assists: 0

Man Utd 0-1 West Ham, September 22 – EFL Cup

Minutes played: 0

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Man Utd 0-1 Aston Villa, September 25 - Premier League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Man Utd: Remaining fixtures

Man Utd v Villarreal, September 29 - Champions League

Man Utd v Everton, October 2 - Premier League

Leicester City v Man Utd, October 16 - Premier League

Man Utd v Atalanta, October 20 - Champions League

Man Utd v Liverpool, October 24 - Premier League

Tottenham v Man Utd, October 30 - Premier League

Atalanta v Man Utd, November 2 - Champions League

Man Utd v Man City, November 6 - Premier League

Watford v Man Utd, November 20 - Premier League

Villarreal v Man Utd, November 23 - Champions League

Chelsea v Man Utd, November 27 - Premier League

Man Utd v Arsenal, November 30 - Premier League

Man Utd v Crystal Palace, December 4 - Premier League

Man Utd v Young Boys, December 8 - Champions League

Norwich City v Man Utd, December 11 - Premier League

Brentford v Man Utd, December 14 - Premier League

Man Utd v Brighton, December 18 - Premier League

Newcastle v Man Utd, December 26 - Premier League

Man Utd v Burnley, December 28 - Premier League

Man Utd v Wolves, January 1 - Premier League

Aston Villa v Man Utd, January 15 - Premier League

Man Utd v West Ham, January 22 - Premier League

Burnley v Man Utd, February 8 - Premier League

Man Utd v Southampton, February 12 - Premier League

Leeds v Man Utd, February 19 - Premier League

Man Utd v Watford, February 26 - Premier League

Man City v Man Utd, March 5 - Premier League

Man Utd v Tottenham, March 12 - Premier League

Liverpool v Man Utd, March 19 - Premier League

Man Utd v Leicester City, April 2 - Premier League

Everton v Man Utd, April 9 - Premier League

Man Utd v Norwich City, April 16 - Premier League

Arsenal v Man Utd, April 23 - Premier League

Man Utd v Brentford, April 30 - Premier League

Brighton v Man Utd, May 7 - Premier League

Man Utd v Chelsea, May 15 - Premier League

Crystal Palace v Man Utd, May 22 - Premier League

Cristiano Ronaldo 2020-21 stats

The 2020-21 season was not a vintage one for Ronaldo from a team point of view, even though he again produced some impressive individual statistics in his last full year in Italy.

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Porto, while Inter ended the club’s historic run of nine straight Serie A triumphs, resulting in the departure of coach Andrea Pirlo.

It was a mixed final season in Italy for Ronaldo with Juventus

It was a mixed final season in Italy for Ronaldo with Juventus

Ronaldo did win one trophy, playing in the final of the Coppa Italia as Juve triumphed over Atalanta.

For his goalscoring efforts in Serie A, the Portugal international won the Capocannoniere for the first time in three attempts in Italy's top flight.

Ronaldo took that award after scoring 29 times in 33 league games (31 starts).

Across all competitions, he finished with 36 goals from 44 outings (41 starts), just one goal less than the 37 he had managed in the previous year and significantly more than the 28 registered in his first season.