Garth Crooks praises Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo

November 2, 2021
By: Jamie Jones

Garth Crooks has praised Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo for his performance against Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Tottenham forward has included Ronaldo in his Premier League Team of the Week for BBC Sport.

United got the better of Tottenham 3-0 away from home at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League at the weekend.

The 36-year-old Portugal international forward scored a brilliant goal in the 39th minute.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid star also provided the assist for Edinson Cavani’s goal in the 64th minute.

Marcus Rashford also found the back of the net for the Red Devils.

Crooks wrote on BBC Sport: “If he had not scored against Spurs, it would have been Ronaldo’s longest league drought in front of goal for 12 years since his first Old Trafford spell. 

“An interesting statistic, but one the Portuguese star shut down within a matter of minutes. Ronaldo may be 36, but that has not affected his ability to score goals. 

“Run around maybe, but not score goals. His volley against Tottenham that flashed by Hugo Lloris like a meteorite was of the highest order. What a pity a second was ruled offside because that strike was even better. 

“This time Lloris stood motionless and the French World Cup winner was made to look ordinary by a genuine world-class finisher.”

The win against Spurs means that United are fifth in the Premier League table with 17 points from 10 matches, eight points behind leaders Chelsea.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side can be backed at 35/1 on Betfair to win the Premier League title this season.

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