10 years ago today: Cristiano Ronaldo scores first goal for Manchester United

Alex Livesey

10 years ago today, Cristiano Ronaldo put his name on the Manchester United scoresheet for the first time.

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United for a cool €15 million and, at the age of 18, was immediately handed the No. 7 shirt. No pressure.

Six weeks into the season, Ronaldo still hadn't scored a goal, though. But on November 1, 2003, the Portuguese broke through and off he went. Three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, a UEFA Champions League, one Golden Boot and twice Player of the Year. A Manchester United legend.

And it all started 10 years ago today in a 3-0 win over Portsmouth, blonde highlights be damned.

You may resume feeling old now.

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