The anticipation was palpable pre-match, the Ronaldo shirts were everywhere around Old Trafford, and he did not disappoint against Newcastle.
Manchester United became Premier League record breakers following their victory at Wolves which was more like daylight robbery.
Manchester City’s ruthless display against Arsenal proved why they ought not to be too disappointed by the failure to sign Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City piled more misery on 10-man Arsenal with another five goal thrashing at the Etihad Stadium in a lunchtime stroll.
Mason Greenwood’s second half equaliser won a point for Manchester United at Southampton as the Reds matched a Premier League record.