The football star triggered a bonus-related clause in his contract after reaching 21 goals for the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo will receive a bonus of £850,000 following his hat-trick in Manchester United’s 3-2 win against Norwich.

Ronaldo’s contract includes a £750,000 bonus for reaching 20 goals plus a further £100,000 for his hat-trick strike.

According to the Daily Mail, Ronaldo could receive around £2.75million in total payments if he manages to reach 30 goals this season.

Cristiano will receive £100,000 for each further goal he scores in the remainder of this season.

United will also pay their top scorer this season £1million and Ronaldo seems almost certain to achieve that accolade given that he is 12 goals ahead of his closest challenger Bruno Fernandes.

Although he has received some criticism at times since returning to United last year, Ronaldo is playing a major part as he looks to keep his team’s hopes of finishing in the top four alive.

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the win against Tottenham last month and he repeated the feat against Norwich at Old Trafford on Saturday.

In the seventh minute Ronaldo opened the scoring with a tap-in, and he proceeded to make it 2-0 with a header. Norwich managed to pull level as Kieran Dowell and Teemu Pukki scored but Ronaldo secured all three points for United with a free-kick.

The result saw United move up to fifth place, three points adrift of Tottenham. United now face two important away fixtures against Liverpool and Arsenal.

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