Cristiano Ronaldo made his proud mum cry with joy as she celebrated her return with thousands of others to Old Trafford.
The forward started his new chapter in a generally brilliant way doing what he does best: scoring goals. Newcastle were the victims on this occasion.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to start his new signing and the roof was almost lifted from Old Trafford when one of the greatest footballers of all time stepped out of the tunnel.
And he quickly got to work.
The Portugal captain slapped the easy rebound for the first goal of his second stint at the club for a total of 119 goals.
A crowd full of ‘Ronaldo 7’ shirts erupted, while in the private family boxes the scenes were much more moving.
Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, was spotted crying by a fan, who managed to snap a photo of the moment she was overcome with emotion.
She has been with her son throughout her career and rose to the top of the sport, often pictured with him during trophy celebrations.
And while she’s probably seen the majority of her 787 goals, which is considered the most player count in professional football history, the first game has struck home.
It was at Old Trafford that he made a name for himself, moving from Portugal to Manchester in 2003 when he was just 18 years old.
Fans have given him a welcome return and the player has said he feels like he’s back in his place.
The 36-year-old went on to score the No.120 goal in the 4-1 win to raise the club’s expectations to clinch the Premier League title.