Cristiano Ronaldo's teammate caught in hilarious act during penalty

Elanga (pictured right) running to celebrate a goal and (pictured left) Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a penalty.
Viewers spotted Elanga (pictured right) running to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo's (pictured left) penalty goal before he had even kicked the ball. (Images: Getty Images/ESPN)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet again for Manchester United as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Brentford and fans couldn't help but notice Elanga's cheeky move during his penalty.

Ronaldo made it 18 goals in the Premier League in his first season back at Old Trafford as he converted a penalty in emphatic fashion.

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The 37-year-old has been one of the few shining lights for United in a rather disappointing season, which sees them lingering outside the Top 4.

United sit in sixth position and are still mathematically a chance of making the Champions League next year.

However, viewers watching United's win noticed one of Ronaldo's teammates' actions during his penalty in the

Such is the confidence his teammates have in the Portuguese forward, Elanga was spotted running to the corner before Ronaldo had even kicked the ball.

Fans couldn't help but share a laugh at the young winger's actions during such a tense moment in the game.

Man United close gap to Top 4 in Premier League

Bruno Fernandes, with his 10th goal of the campaign, and Raphael Varane were the other scorers as United saved one of their best performances of the season for their final home game.

"I think tonight we probably showed one of our best performances in the last six months in possession of the ball," United interim manager Ralf Rangnick said.

The victory kept alive — at least mathematically — sixth-placed United's slim hopes of finishing in the top four and qualifying for next season's Champions League.

Juan Mata (pictured left) applauds their fans after the final whistle of the Premier League match.
Juan Mata (pictured left) applauds their fans after the final whistle of the Premier League match. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) (Catherine Ivill via Getty Images)

United, though, have only two games remaining and are five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal and three adrift of Tottenham, with both rivals still having four matches to play.

Ronaldo, who has netted in each of his past four games, is third on the league's goal scoring list behind only Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (22) and Tottenham's Son Heung-min (19).

Ragnick backing the 37-year-old to return next season, unlike some of his current teammates.

United fans gave standing ovations to departing veterans Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata as they were substituted on their final Old Trafford appearances.

with AAP

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