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CRISTIANO RONALDO scored his 700th club goal in Manchester United's crucial 2-1 win at Everton and has been praised the Toffees' boss Frank Lampard.

The Everton boss admitted that reaching the landmark is "outstanding" and labelled Ronaldo as one of the greatest players of all time.

The praise didn't stop at Ronaldo, with David De Gea giving plaudits to Man United new boy Casemiro.

"He has brought massive experience," De Gea stated. "He has won everything."

Furthermore, Scott McTominay will miss Manchester United's clash against Newcastle on Sunday after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season, seeing an automatic one-game suspension implemented.

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  • Sam Dymond

    Ronaldo reaches 'a beautiful number'

    What a difference a few days can make.

    Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't hit a barn door in Cyprus on Thursday night despite the desperation of his teammates to set him up.

    But yesterday at Everton, the Portuguese legend was on song and on target as he came off the bench.

    Ronaldo's winning goal was the 700th of his club career, and this afternoon he has spoken via social media.

    "700 club goals. What a beautiful number we’ve achieved together!" he Tweeted.

    "Thank you to all my teammates, coaches, clubs, family and friends and, of course, my fans.

    "United we continue!"

    Credit: @Cristiano Twitter
  • Sam Dymond

    De Gea salutes Casemiro experience

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was full of praise for Casemiro after the Red Devils returned to winning ways with a 2-1 success at Everton in the Premier League.

    The £80m midfielder was handed his first league start by Erik ten Hag at Goodison Park, and impressed despite making a disappointing start.

    The Brazilian lost possession shortly before Alex Iwobi curled in a fifth minute opener, but he made up for it with a wonderful assist for Cristiano Ronaldo's winner.

    "He has brought massive experience. He has won everything. He is very calm on the pitch and I think you saw today, even after the mistake for the goal, he won the ball all the time," De Gea said afterwards.

    "He helped the team and recovered the ball a lot. The experience he has is massive. He helps the team a lot."

  • Sam Dymond

    Lampard pays tribute to Ronaldo

    One of the greatest goalscorers in Premier League history has praised one of the best that the game has ever seen.

    Frank Lampard watched Cristiano Ronaldo score the 700th goal of his club career to beat his Everton side yesterday, but still found the good grace afterwards to acknowledge the extraordinary achievement.

    “It is outstanding," admitted Lampard. "He is one of the greatest players to have graced the game, and in an era when we have had him and Messi. The comparisons between them doesn’t matter.

    “They are both incredible players in football history. The numbers they have racked up are abnormal numbers that have become normal.

    "When he was on 699, I wanted him to score in the Europa League the other night. But in the cold light of day you have to give him credit. It is amazing.”

  • Sam Dymond

    United sweat on Martial fitness

    Erik ten Hag says Manchester United must wait 24 hours before discovering the extent of Anthony Martial's latest injury.

    The French forward was selected to start last night's match after scoring three times from the bench in the past week.

    However, he lasted just 29 minutes before hobbling off to be replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The 26-year-old appeared to indicate that there was a problem with his back while he received treatment.

    Following the fixture at Goodison, United boss Ten Hag admitted he was sketchy on the details.

    "I cannot tell what it is or how serious it is. Let's wait the first 24 hours [to see] how serious it is and then I can give an answer."

  • Sam Dymond

    Erik expects more from Antony

    Antony has quickly settled into life in the Premier League, and – after his equaliser at Everton – he has now netted in each of his three appearances in the English top-flight since moving to Manchester United.

    Yet manager Erik ten Hag is not yet satisfied, and told fans that they can expect more from the Brazilian winger in the weeks and month to come.

    Speaking to The Athletic's Laurie Whitwell about the £82m arrival, United's Dutch coach said: "We have to expect more from him. He needs challenges, that's why he came to the Premier League, he gets it here.

    "He wants to play with the best players, the highest stress factors against the best players and from there on he will step up.

    "That's what you see: first weeks, he scored goals, he did good stuff, but also I saw a lot of room for improvement in his game."

  • Sam Dymond

    United confirm status as comeback kings

    Records tumbled at Goodison Park on Sunday evening, and this morning the history books are being rewritten.

    Not only did Cristiano Ronaldo finally net a landmark 700th goal of his club career, Manchester United also sealed their status as the Premier League's comeback kings.

    In rallying from 1-0 down to win, the Red Devils claimed a 100th Premier League victory in matches where they have conceded the first goal.

    It's the most such wins of any club since the English top-flight was rebranded in 1992.

    Ronaldo struck the winner on Merseyside after Antony had cancelled out Alex Iwobi's early stunner.

  • Sam Dymond

    McTominay out of Newcastle clash

    Scott McTominay will miss Manchester United's home clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    The Scotland international picked up his fifth booking of the season during the final stages of the 2-1 win against Everton yesterday – despite only playing the final seven minutes.

    The midfielder lost his starting spot to Casemiro for the Premier League fixture at Goodison Park, and had to make do with a cameo off the bench when replacing Christian Eriksen late on.

    Yet within two minutes of his arrival, the 25-year-old was cautioned for a late challenge on Demarai Gray.

    It was McTominay's fifth yellow card in eight Premier League appearances this term, and he will now serve a one-match ban.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Bruno Fernandes has revealed his team mates were delighted with Cristiano Ronaldo’s 700th career goal strike.

    “Every week, it seems like a new record [Ronaldo] and obviously we are really happy, ” Fernandes revealed.

    “He’s been working really hard to find his goal, last Thursday was tough for him, he tried hard and the goalkeeper made good saves and the post stopped him. But today he had the goal, we win and that’s the most important for Cristiano, that the team wins.”

    Man Utd are reportedly keen to bring in Odysseas Vlachodimos as a replacement for David De Gea, according to reports.

    Mediafoot claim that the Red Devils see the Benfica goalie as a longterm replacement for the Spaniard.

    The shotstopper was signed from Panathinaikos in 2018 and has been an ever-present.

    Man Utd will hold talks with wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho over extending his contract, according to a new report.

    AS, via SportWitness claim that the Red Devils want to tie down their Argentinian to a longer deal.

    His current contract expires in 2025, and Erik ten Hag is desperate to keep him at the club.

    Marcus Rashford reckons benched legend Cristiano Ronaldo could be unstoppable again – if Manchester United get the service right.

    Ronaldo missed a string of opportunities when recalled for Thursday’s 3-2 Europa League win at Omonia Nicosia.

    But fellow striker Rashford said: “We just have to try and keep putting the ball in positions where he’s in front of goal.

    “I should have set him up for a goal at the end [vs Omonia Nicosia] but we can keep building and when he starts scoring goals, he won’t stop.”

  • Jon Boon

    Fernandes reveals dressing delight for Ronaldo

    Bruno Fernandes has revealed his team mates were delighted with Cristiano Ronaldo's 700th career goal strike.

    "Every week, it seems like a new record [Ronaldo] and obviously we are really happy, " Fernandes revealed.

    "He's been working really hard to find his goal, last Thursday was tough for him, he tried hard and the goalkeeper made good saves and the post stopped him. But today he had the goal, we win and that's the most important for Cristiano, that the team wins."

  • Jon Boon

    Man Utd hold on

    Man Utd did just enough to hold on against Everton – winning 2-1 at Goodison Park.

    It was Ronaldo with his 700th career goal to end the Toffees' winning run.

    A nervy finish, but United will take it.

  • Jon Boon

    Saved by VAR

    Everton have been saved by VAR.

    Marcus Rashford appeared to have scored to put the game to bed and Man Utd 3-1 up.

    However, Rashford was adjudged to have handled the ball.

    Correct decision, in fairness, it ricocheted off Rashford's home in a tackle with James Tarkowski, before the England star went round Jordan Pickford to score.

  • Jon Boon

    De Gea replacement targeted

    Man Utd are reportedly keen to bring in Odysseas Vlachodimos as a replacement for David De Gea, according to reports.

    Mediafoot claim that the Red Devils see the Benfica goalie as a longterm replacement for the Spaniard.

    The shotstopper was signed from Panathinaikos in 2018 and has been an ever-present.

  • Jon Boon

    2-1 United

    It's that man Cristiano Ronaldo. Never write him off.

    And it's a goal made in Real Madrid – Casemiro sends a through ball to the Portugal man and he fires home at the near post.

    It's his 700th career goal. Nuts.

  • Jon Boon

    United on top

    United equalised through Anthony and have been the better team now.

    Taking control of the possession, they've fashioned a couple of opportunities to take the lead.

    Everton wobbling.

  • Jon Boon

    Toffees lead

    Alex Iwobi has fired Everton into an early lead after just five minutes.

    It's the in-form ex-Arsenal man with a stunning finish from 25-yards, after Casemiro lost the ball in midfield.

    Ten Hag didn't look happy.

  • Jon Boon

    Peep peep

    We're underway at Goodison Park.

    Can United keep up with the chasing pack for a top four finish.

    They're coming up against an in-form Everton team – unbeaten in their last six.

    Let's see how it goes.

  • Jon Boon

    Team is in

    Here is your United eleven to take on Everton.

    Varana on the bench, Casemiro starts, Lindelof comes in.

    Bruno Fernandes wears the captain's armband.

  • Jon Boon

    Garnacho deal

    Man Utd will hold talks with wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho over extending his contract, according to a new report.

    AS, via SportWitness claim that the Red Devils want to tie down ther Argentinian to a longer deal.

    His current contract expires in 2025, and Erik ten Hag is desperate to keep him at the club.

  • Jon Boon

    Ten Hag speaks Everton

    Erik Ten Haag has spoken about today's opponents.

    Man Utd take on Everton this Sunday evening – with the Toffees unbeaten in their last six.

    And the Dutch tactician said:"A real, proper opponent. They [Everton] are unbeaten over the last six games so it's a tough opponent.

    "Good organisation, they are playing with passion, so I like them. We have to be good, we have to be at our best to get the right result: that is a win."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rashford urges Utd to keep feeding Ron

    Marcus Rashford reckons benched legend Cristiano Ronaldo could be unstoppable again- if Manchester United get the service right.

    Ronaldo missed a string of opportunities when recalled for Thursday's 3-2 Europa League win at Omonia Nicosia.

    But fellow striker Rashford said: “We just have to try and keep putting the ball in positions where he’s in front of goal.

    “I should have set him up for a goal at the end [vs Omonia Nicosia] but we can keep building and when he starts scoring goals, he won’t stop.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    It's the Dwight time to face Utd

    Everton winger Dwight McNeil believes that now is a good time for his side to face Manchester United following their defeat to fierce rivals Man City last weekend.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, McNeil said: “We look at the players rather than their transfer fees, we try to assess their strengths and weaknesses and how we can exploit what they are not good at. There won’t be any feeling of inferiority.

    “Every team in the Premier League has top players. United do, so do we. We know the outcome we want.

    “It’s a good time for us to play United. At the weekend, they had a hard game obviously.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    More on Ronaldo to Miami

    Manchester United would want around £10million to let Cristiano Ronaldo go in January but there’s still no guarantee he’ll get his wish.

    Ronaldo still wants to leave United behind, especially with the former Juventus and Real Madrid star set to stay behind Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in Erik ten Hag’s pecking order.

    The Red Devils boss may still be unwilling to let the Portuguese leave as there is a risk he will not be given funds to replace him.

  • Alex Cole

    Team News for today

    Everton wing-back Nathan Patterson will miss the clash at Goodison Park, having been ruled out for up to five weeks with an ankle injury suffered on international duty.

    Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina and Andros Townsend have also been sidelined in recent weeks, while Jordan Pickford returned against Southampton and could take his place in goal again.

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin could also be set to return after his spell on the injury table.

    For United, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial returned to action against Manchester City, with the Frenchman bagging a brace from the bench.

    Martin Dubravka, Donny van de Beek, Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have all struggled with injuries in recent weeks as Casemiro could be handed a start against the Toffees.

  • Alex Cole

    Casillas comes out

    Spain and Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has come out as gay.

    The former goalkeeper tweeted: “I hope you respect me: I’m gay.”

    Casillas becomes one of the most high-profile male footballers in history to confirm their homosexuality.

  • Alex Cole

    More on Ronaldo to Miami

    Manchester United would want around £10million to let Cristiano Ronaldo go in January but there’s still no guarantee he’ll get his wish.

    Ronaldo still wants to leave United behind, especially with the former Juventus and Real Madrid star set to stay behind Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in Erik ten Hag’s pecking order.

    The Red Devils boss may still be unwilling to let the Portuguese leave as there is a risk he will not be given funds to replace him.

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