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With Ronaldo hat-trick, Brady witnesses another GOAT defy the ...

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With Ronaldo hat-trick, Brady witnesses another GOAT defy the years

The 37-year-old superstar now lays claim to all-time leading scoring record on 807 goals

Simon Evans and Shrivathsa Sridhar

As Tom Brady walked onto the Old Trafford field to greet Cristiano Ronaldo after the Manchester United striker's hat-trick in Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur there was a knowing smile on his face.

What would surely have most impressed former NFL great Brady, who retired last month aged 44, was not the stunning 25m opener nor the well-placed header to win the match nine minutes from time but the look of determination, bordering on anger, that the 37-year-old Ronaldo had throughout the game.

Brady was not like that. He kept his emotions well hidden for most of his Hall of Fame career as a quarterback for the New England Patriots and latterly the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before retiring with a record seven Super Bowl triumphs...

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