The 37-year-old scored two first-half goals and a stunning second-half free-kick to seal the three points for Ralf Rangnick’s side and ensure that United maintained pressure on the other sides competing for a top-four place.
Following the vital win, Ronaldo posted the following image of his match-winning free-kick on Instagram with the words: “Very happy with this win and for getting us back on track in the Premier League.
“Like I said before, individual achievements are only worth it when they help us reach our goals as a team, and the 60th hat-trick in my career is so much more important because it brought us the 3 points. Well done, lads, tremendous effort from everyone. We’re not giving up, we’re fighting until the end!”