'Phenomenal' Ronaldo praised after breaking 800-goal barrier

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - December 2, 2021 Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their 3rd goal. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Dec 3 (Reuters) - Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo moved past different vocation milestone by scoring doubly against Arsenal connected Thursday to instrumentality his tally to 801 for nine and country, earning precocious praise from immoderate of the large goalscorers of the game.

The Premier League's all-time apical scorer Alan Shearer was stunned by Ronaldo's show successful United's 3-2 win.

"You conscionable person to beryllium determination and accidental 'wow' and applaud the guy," Shearer said connected Amazon Prime Video.

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"It's precise hard to get to the apical but it is staying determination too. You person to get up successful the greeting and spell again and the full satellite is looking for you to execute each week. It's conscionable phenomenal what he's done."

Former Arsenal guardant Thierry Henry said helium would request "two lives" to amended the 36-year-old's latest record.

Ronaldo has scored 686 nine goals for Sporting Lisbon, United, Real Madrid and Juventus, and 115 goals for Portugal.

There is immoderate statement implicit his presumption arsenic the astir prolific scorer successful men's football, with Brazil's Pele and Romario some claiming implicit 1,000 goals, but statisticians accidental the Portugal guardant tops the scoring charts successful authoritative competitions.

Former England planetary Gary Lineker said Ronaldo's latest vocation milestone was "utterly bonkers".

"He is indisputably 1 of the top players successful the past of the game. An implicit phenomenon," Lineker said connected Twitter.

Ronaldo is United's apical scorer this play with 12 goals successful 16 appearances successful each competitions. His brace against Arsenal took United up to seventh.

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Reporting by Aadi Nair successful Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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