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Manchester United beat Tottenham with hat trick from rampant Cristiano Ronaldo

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Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 thanks to another magical night from Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat trick to lead his team to victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Ronaldo, who missed his team's 4-1 derby defeat to Manchester City on Sunday with an injury, opened the scoring for the hosts in the 12th minute, curling an effort from well outside the 

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penalty area past Hugo Lloris far post to give United the early lead
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Tottenham had some quality moments following the Ronaldo opener, seeing a Ben Davies strike after some 

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nice team play ruled out for offside and forcing Diogo Dalot to head away another Spurs effort off his on goal line.
The visitors' efforts were rewarded shortly after the half-hour mark

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when Alex Telles was whistled for handball in the penalty area and Harry Kane stepped up and calmly beat David De Gea from the spot to make it 1-1.
United retook the lead ahead of the break

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with a second from Ronaldo, who smashed home a first-time shot from Jadon Sancho's lovely pass across the six-yard box in a quick-hitting counter-attack from Ralf Rangnick's side.

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The two first-half goals from Ronaldo were his 805th and 806th, passing Josef Bican for the most in competitive matches, according to RSSSF.
Son Heung-Min flashed a shot wide of De Gea's 

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near post from Dejan Kulusevski's clever square ball in the 61st minute as Tottenham continued to push for an equaliser A Harry Maguire own goal got Antonio Contes Spurs back on level terms

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as the second half wore on with De Gea only able to watch as the England international redirected Sergio Reguilons cross past him from close range
However Ronaldo wasnt done with his heroics 

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on the night, outjumping Tottenham's defenders from a corner kick and powering a header into the top corner to give United the lead and all three points to stay precariously in the top four