Instead, when the final whistle blew, he was throwing his arms up in celebration. In the last minute of five added on at the end, substitute Jesse Lingard got a vital toe on a loose ball in the box, and Ronaldo smashed it in from a tight angle. It wasn't quite Paul Scholes against Bradford, but it was still skill and execution of the highest order, two things missing in the first half and during the majority of the defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. 790 Jalkapallo Pelipaita Aito Buster Salah and fellow forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, who are all free agents at the end of the 2022-23 season, have yet to extend their contracts, but Salah's situation is the one that is likely to be the most challenging, according to sources, with talks ongoing. But no top team, or top manager for that matter, can allow their hopes and prospects to be carried by just one player. For now at least, United can just count themselves lucky that Ronaldo is still able to perform like Superman when everyone else plays like they have been told to go out onto the pitch and work it out for themselves by the manager.