Manchester United made hard work of what should have been an easy game yesterday against Norwich. After going 2-0 up against the team bottom of the table, the visitors brought it back to 2-2 following awful defending from United. Thankfully, Cristiano Ronaldo had his shooting boots on again and scored his second hattrick in three league games.

After the match, David de Gea, who made a great stop at 2-2, reflected on the game and influence of Ronaldo.

Until the last second it was very stressful. We were 2-0 up against Norwich so we cannot lose the control of the game. But we started giving chances away and they scored at the end of the first half, which is always tough. We need to control more of the game and especially at home against Norwich. But it was a great game, we fought to the end, it’s good experience for the team and three great goals from Cristiano.

It is unbelievable, his career is there, it’s crazy, he’s still making hat-tricks, scoring goals, helping the team.He’s a legend and one of the best players in history. It’s great when he’s scoring goals, it’s great for the team and it’s great for everyone.

We kept trying until the end with the fans, who were once again amazing, and then a great goal by Cristiano from the free-kick. It’s a massive three points, we are still there, fighting for the top four, but for sure we need to keep improving because it’s not enough if we keep playing like this.