Since the sensational return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League after 12 years away, the Portuguese superstar has been in the headlines. While it was initially reported he was joining Manchester City, he ended up returning to Manchester United.
As usual, the five time Ballon D'Or winner wasted no time in silencing any form of doubts about his glaring abilities, with 2 goals in his first match doing all the silencing. Already, he has scored 4 goals in 3 games, with 3 of the 4 goals coming in just 2 Premier League games. The other one came in the Red Devil's shocking 2 – 1 defeat in the Champions League.
If you had thought that Cristiano Ronaldo was going to fail in his fairytale return, you need to have a change of thought. Since the return of arguably the best player ever, he appears to be doing the right things he has been doing all his blistering career.
It has been revealed that the former Real Madrid and Juventus player has done 5 things better than any other Premier League player since he returned.
In this article, I will tell you those five things that Cristiano Ronaldo has done better than any other Premier League player since he returned to Manchester United.
Here are the 5 things he has done better than any other Premier League player since he came back.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Premier League, he has had more touches of the ball in the opposition box. This suggests that he has been getting into Manchester United's play along with his teammates. At his age, he has lost a few yards certainly, but he still knows how to play intelligently.
The Portuguese captain has 21 touches in the opposition box in his two Premier League games so far. This is the most of any player since his first game. For a player who has often been accused of wanting goals alone, this speaks volume.
Similarly, Ronaldo has had the most inside the box touches than any other Premier League player, with 12. Indeed, the Manchester United number 7 didn't come for holiday in the Premier League.
Furthermore, Cristiano Ronaldo has also created the most big chances in the league since his return. The 36-year-old has created 5 big chances for Manchester United, which is more than any other Premier League player in the same period of time.
Aside to these, Cristiano Ronaldo has also had the most shots of any player in the Premier League since his return as well. In his first two games against Newcastle and West Ham, Cristiano Ronaldo has fired 13 shorts.
Similarly, out of the 13 shorts fired by the superstar, 12 of them were struck from inside the opposition box. This buttresses the fact that he has metamorphosed from a skilful winger to a fox in the box type of player.
With four goals in three games for Manchester in all, from which 3 have come in two Premier League games, there is no denying that he is having a massive impact on the club and the league as well.
These five things he has done better than anyone shows that he will make a greater impact in the near future.
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