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Video – On this day in 2007, Ronaldo got 3 assists in 45 minutes for United

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March 17th, 2007, a Cristiano Ronaldo master class in assists led United to a 4 – 1 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League.

Back in 2007 Cristiano Ronaldo was only just emerging as the darling of world football.

He had not yet attracted the attention of the likes of Real Madrid and was still developing under the watchful eye of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

This year though, was the year that he began to make a statement of intent. He was not the prolific marksman that he is now, but his creative skills were definitely noted worthy.

United was in search of regaining their Premier League crown, which the then Special One and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had made his own.

Ronaldo not only helped United regain their title but also won the personal accolade of PFA player of the year.

It was performances like the one against Bolton Wanderers 13 years ago today that won him that prize.

A hat-trick of assists in just 45 minutes saw United run out 4-1 winners and take a stranglehold on the top of the Premier League table.