VIDEO: 11 years ago today Cristiano Ronaldo scored first goal for United

Real Madrid sensation got the ball rolling in November 2003.

He was at it again today, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring for Real Madrid in their game against Celta Vigo.

The Portuguese forward opened the scoring in the second minute as Real Madrid went on to win the game 4-0 - with James Rodriguez actually stealing the show. The strike was Ronaldo's 22nd of the season, in just 15 appearances, and he has now scored in 12 consecutive fixtures for Los Blancos.

And he scored the goal 11 years to the day after he opened his account for his previous club - Manchester United.

United snapped up Ronaldo for £12.24 million in the summer of 2003. He immediately looked like a wonderful talent for the future in an incredible debut against Bolton Wanderers.

But it was not until the 1st November that he scored his first goal as a United player.

Ronaldo struck in a free-kick from out wide against Portsmouth back in November 2003, meant as a cross. It evaded everyone and ended up in the back of the net.

Little did we know that would be the first of 118 goals for Manchester United, before he would go on to become a legend at the club and at Real Madrid - perhaps one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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