Cristiano Ronaldo's 50th club career hat trick, which including a stunning late free kick

earned Manchester United a 3-2 win over Norwich City at Old Trafford

on Saturday which just about kept their top-four hopes alive. On Friday,

United fans staged a protest against the ownership outside the clubs Carrington training ground

and that continued before the clash with Norwich as thousands of supporters marched outside the ground.

But with the protest still ongoing United -- who had won just one of their last seven games coming into this match

looked set to run away with it as they went 2-0 ahead inside the first 32 minutes.

Ronaldo scored his first after just seven minutes as Anthony Elanga caught defender Ben Gibson in possession

on the edge of the Norwich box to tee up the Portugal forward who finished off from close range.

United's No. 7 got his second just after the half hour mark as he headed past Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul from a corner.

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