The world’s most famous Cristiano Ronaldo job at Manchester United is ending. The Portuguese striker has been linked with Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sporting CP as possible destinations.
However, it’s all because Ronaldo wants to leave United and play in the Champions League, something the Red Devils won’t do after finishing sixth this season and qualifying for the Europa League last season.
Although all previous clubs turned down the opportunity to sign Ronaldo, it looks like he will stay in England. During his news conference ahead of United’s Premier League opener against Brighton at Old Trafford, manager Eric ten Hag spoke candidly. He said, “I am very happy that he is here,” said Ten Hag. “We have a top striker, or we’re sticking to the plan.” Those comments suggest Ronaldo’s future remains with United as the end of the transfer window approaches.
Though Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team, he is considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time. Cristiano Ronaldo has four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player, and became the first player to win four European Golden Shoes. He has received five Ballons d’Or, the most for a European player, and is the first player to win three European Golden Shoe awards. Ronaldo has won two league titles with Manchester United and Real Madrid.
At age 22, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. After winning his first European Golden Shoe in 2008, Ronaldo became the world’s most expensive player when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million). In 2016, Forbes named him the world’s best-paid athlete and Ronaldo’s current net worth is approximately $1 billion.
In 2016, Ronaldo scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country. He is the only player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, and Copa del Rey. In addition, he is the second player to score 50+ goals in a season on six occasions (after Lionel Messi).
Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season, having scored 17 goals in the 2013–14 campaign. Moreover, he also holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League match, after scoring all four goals in Real Madrid’s 4-1 group stage win over Swedish club Malmö FF on 8 December 2015. Ronaldo has scored more goals (600) and has provided more assists (92) than any other player in the 21st century. He has also won 28 trophies in his career, including five league titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship.
As well, a prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in Europe’s top-five leagues (395), as well as those for most assists in the UEFA Champions League (34), the UEFA Champions League (120), the UEFA European Championship (9), and the UEFA European Championship (6). He has scored 70+ goals in a season on three occasions: twice in La Liga and once in the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo has also scored hat-tricks on eight occasions in the UEFA Champions League and a hat-trick in a La Liga match on four occasions. In 2015, Ronaldo became the fastest player to score 200 goals in La Liga, reaching the milestone in his 178th La Liga game.
But now, this journey has come to its end with Real Madrid. The long pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Jong, who previously shone with Ten Hag at Ajax, has so far proved fruitless. “It’s all about the right players,” Ten Hag added of the relative lack of transfer activity. “I cannot comment on a player who is under contract at another club. When we have news, we will mention it.”
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