Time after time, Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to show why he has earned a seat on the table of the greatest players of all time and this he does with his prolificity in front of goals. Just yesterday, the Portugese captain was in scintillating form as he registered three goals to propel his national team to a 5-0 win over Luxembourg in their sixth FIFA World Cup qualifying game.
Since making his first debut for Manchester United back in 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo has developed to become a huge asset for the club over the years. The Portugese International has bagged series of goals in the Champions league and 17 of his 136 strikes in the competition has been scored for the Red Devils.
There's no reason for plenty of introduction for these men, but for the record, Messi and Ronaldo are unarguably the two greatest players in world football whose presence in the last 15 years has made the game a joy to behold. Although to fans and pundits, the Argentine and the Portugese may come off as rivals, in many ways than one, they seem to have a couple of things in common.
The way and pattern in which the Portuguese superstar continues to reinstate his relevance in the world of football, is one that marvels many. Day in day out, Cristiano Ronaldo has shown his worth as a player, striker and an internationally recognised superstar. His achievements precedes him in all spheres and as such, it's almost impossible for anyone to doubt his capabilities and potentials.
Number Of Goals Ronaldo Will Need To Score To Overtake Solskjaer In Man Utd's All Time Scoring Chart
During his first spell at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shared moments on the pitch as teammates. Both were prolific goalscorers and played integral roles in helping the club achieve success prior to their initial exits in 2009 and 2007 respectively. However, 14 years since they last featured together, Ronaldo and Solskjaer are now back again at Manchester United, only this time the Portugese is a player under the management of the Norwegian.
If Cristiano Ronaldo was to play every minute of his 1082 games against Chelsea, then he wouldn't have been able to score 791 goals in his career. Over the years, one team that has been a tough nut to crack for the Portugese International on the pitch is none other than the Blue contingent of West London.
Photo Credit: Twitter Sources made it clear that Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended Zinedane Zidane for Manchester United. This really shows a high rate of Unprofessionalism especially when Ole Solskjaer is still incharge. Players are to be submissive to any manager they are under but Cristiano Ronaldo did the otherwise.
[OPINION] One Major Trophy That We Will Never Get To See Both Messi And Ronaldo Win In Their Careers
If you're searching for two of the greatest players in world football, then you're searching for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. But why search when these two phenomenons are not hideous especially with the incredible careers they have enjoyed. However, as the world's best footballers, it would only be natural that they sweep every available trophy in the game, but frankly that hasn't been the case for Messi and Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken and created so much records with every game he has featured in, that he has been rated as the greatest record maker in football history. He has achieved so much during his incredible career and he still looks hungry for more. He is the first man in the Premier League era, to win the Player of the Year and the Young Player of the Year in the same year, he also has 13 goals in 12 games for Portugal in 2021.
In what has been a stellar career for both players, Ronaldo and Messi are only bettered by each other, but the significant things they have achieved makes separating them an even harder thought to conceive. Unlike most players, the Portugese and the Argentine International do not have much to prove any longer as they have dedicated all their careers doing what many footballers dream of.
As long as the Portugese and Argentine International take to the pitch, what they do or don't do will always lead to a certain level of comparison. Needful to say that both players were heavily involved in inspiring their respective teams (Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain) to hard fought victories this week, one that keeps them top of their groups in the Champions league.
Manutd might have treated David De Gea badly by naming Ronaldo their September 'player of the month'
Photo Credit: Twitter Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the 'player of the month' after his fantastic performance through out the month of September. This Portugese attacker scored 4 goals for the 'Red devils' despite making only 5 appearances, this is really a good stat for a player who recently joined a team.
While Manchester United are regarded as one of the best teams in world football, Jose Mourinho has equally proven himself to be a master tactician with 21 years of managerial experience thus far. During the Portugese exploits in England, he had the privilege of managing the Red contingent of Manchester and despite the little success he attained, his untimely exit from the club seem to have poured cold water on the relationship between the two parties.
An excellent squad depth is one thing that gives a team an advantage. What this means is that such a team is not built around particular players no matter how good they are and that whenever these players are not available, the team will continue to thrive. However, while most teams have been expanding their squad depth, others were content with certain key players and now that they're gone, staying on top of their games is becoming a challenging task.
Football is a game full of passion and the greatest attraction of it is scoring a goal. When it comes to finding the back of the net, the import of the goal and the time at which it is been converted will to a large extent determine the nature of the celebrations.
Having deployed a flurry of celebrations over the years, one in particular has come to define the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo and that's the "Siii or Siu" style of celebration. This spectacular style which has since become unique to the Portugese phenomenon sees him perform a mid-air pirouette before exclaiming "siu!"
The debate between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been unarguably the biggest conundrum in world football. The question of who is a better player between the pair has dominated the minds of football supporters and pundits for over a decade. Needful to say that both footballers have already cemented their legendary status in world football and that's why they have earned themselves seats on the table of the greatest players of all time.
Perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't fully aware of the fact that things are not the way they used to be during his first spell at Manchester United when he accepted a second spell at the club. Following yesterday's dismantling at the hands of Leicester City, what was expected to be a silver lining is now turning into a disaster as the Red Devils have now gone three games without a win in the Premier league.
Portugese player, Diogo Jota is a natural attacking midfielder who can also be deployed as a playmaker. This was the position that he was familiar with while he was still playing for Wolves two years ago and ever since he came down to Liverpool, he has not really been used in that role.
Time after time, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to show why he is among the greatest players in world football and earlier today, the 36 year old was in scintillating form as Portugal demolished Luxembourg in their sixth FIFA World Cup qualifying game. The Manchester United talisman began the scoring process for his side with two goals from the spot in the 8th and 13th minute coupled with a Bruno Fernandes's 17th minute strike as Portugal led 3-0 at half-time.