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Pictures: How Ronaldo Celebrated Stoppage-Time Winner

With Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a dramatic late winner in Manchester United's victory over Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, here are some pictures of the crazy celebrations!

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Ronaldo's wild celebrations on Wednesday night!

After former Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer put Unai Emery's side ahead early in the second half, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were forced to come from behind to claim their first three points in Europe this season.

First, it was Alex Telles who rifled a volley into the bottom corner in the 60th minute, and then it was Ronaldo who struck in the 94th minute, with substitute Jesse Lingard getting the assist for the goal that sealed a 2-1 victory for the home side.

It was not a typically vintage performance from the ex-Real Madrid and Juventus forward, who, up until his winner, had cut a frustrated figure.

Speaking after the game, former United defender Rio Ferdinand revealed that he had received a text message from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"He (Ronaldo) text me tonight saying 'I didn't play well but I knew I'd score,'" he said, according to the Daily Mail.

"That's the belief that he has. The other players are feeding off it. It's a great place to be.

"United's performance today wasn't great, it wasn't at the level Ole wants it to be. But when you need a goal, a moment to galvanise the squad, the stadium, the fanbase, Cristiano Ronaldo steps up.

"He wants to be that guy the chance falls to. His goal record says it all. He's there for the big moments. He's a big part of that too."

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Ronaldo has now scored five goals in five matches since his return to the 20-time English champions.

Click through the gallery below to see where Ronaldo ranks among the highest-paid players in the world this season:

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