Christian Ronaldo's honeymoon return to Manchester United is already having the desired results that Manchester United, Ronaldo, and fans hoped for. Four goals after three games from Ronaldo have definably quenched every fire of doubts about his return.
Recall that when it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo was to leave Juventus, Manchester City who are rivals of Manchester United was said to be his next destination. In a move that could have been very shocking considering the rivalry between the two teams.
In the end, the Portuguese captain sealed his Manchester United return after intervention from people like Sir Alex Ferguson and people behind the scene.
Since he made the return, the five time Ballon D'Or winner has been breaking records like he has been doing all his career. The announcement of his move earned the highest reactions of any footballer in history.
His number 7 shirt has also been sold the highest since it was released. Similarly, he has been breaking records on the pitch too. For example, he played a Premier League game for Manchester United after twelve years from his last one against Arsenal. That is the longest duration between two EPL games.
With the kind of impact he has had on the Manchester United team, particularly in the Premier League, he is perhaps the best Premier League player at the moment. This is not just an accolade being given to him as a result of his status as one of the greatest of all time, but by his performances so far.
Let us take a look at some incredible numbers that suggests Cristiano Ronaldo has been the best Premier League player since he arrived.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United, he has been scoring goals. In his first match against Newcastle, he helped himself and Manchester United with two well taken goals. In their shocking Champions League lose, he also scored.
Against West Ham United in the Premier League last weekend, he scored again. As a result, Ronaldo has scored 4 goals in three he's altogether, with 3 coming in two games in the Premier League.
Moreover, many had labelled Ronaldo to be a player who is just after goals, but his next statistics here does not suggest that. Ronaldo has been involved in the majority of Manchester United's attacking plays. Since his debut, Ronaldo has had more touches of the ball in the opposition box. He has had 21 touches in the opposition, the highest in the league since he returned.
Furthermore, Cristiano Ronaldo has so far shown that he isn't just a scorer, but also a creator. He has created 5 big chances in his two games so far. His 5 big chances created is the highest by any player in his two games period.
Lastly, Cristiano Ronaldo has fired the highest number of shorts compared to other players in that time. The Portuguese has fired 13 shorts in total, which is more than any other player. Consequently, 12 of these 13 shorts have come from inside the box, the most by any player since his return.
To prove how prolific he could get, of the 13 shorts, 7 have been on target. This is also the most by any player in that time space. As a result, he has 3 goals. Joint highest with Lukaku.
In conclusion, Cristiano Ronaldo has been crucial to Manchester United, he numbers already after two games is better than any Premier League player at the moment. This proves he has been the best player in the Premier League after two games for Manchester United.
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