Ronaldo was chosen to line up for Manchester United against Newcastle in the Premier League opener this week. The Portuguese playmaker is now established at the top of his game and he will be expected to dictate the pace of the attacking phase for the Red Devils. If you have any doubts as to whether Ronaldo can replicate his scoring prowess from last season, then you need only look at his two goals against Spurs in the semi-finals of the Champions League, where he was magnificent, while he failed to score against the same side in the cup.
His two goals were actually the difference between the two sides in that competition, so any reservations that Ronaldo cannot perform at his best are unfounded.
In many ways, Ronaldo will be like a young kid in the premier league; he will be hungry for success, even if he is still a little raw and hasn’t quite found the form he once attained. Many observers feel that Ronaldo’s lack of form has something to do with him being at home abroad, away from his family. Despite this, it would be unfair to say that Ronaldo’s performances this season have been affected by his long-term relationship with the Los Angeles Galaxy, which he joined in 2021.
The truth is that many of his best performances have come when representing his country, as a scorer for Portugal at the 2021 World Cup, and in the months leading up to the tournament.
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This coming clash between Ronaldo and Newcastle is a chance for the 30-year-old forward to stake his claim as the king of the Premiers League. Should he make the right impressions, then he could well challenge for the PFA player of the year award. Ronaldo is currently third in the scoring charts, behind only Chelsea and Manchester United, with a goal against Spurs the highlight of a recent game in which he also registered another assist.
It is fair to say that Ronaldo is enjoying a wonderful season, but does have plenty to prove to the Manchester United fans that he is not getting pushed aside. His two goals against Spurs were arguably the best they have scored all season, and hopefully, he can continue to live up to his expectations in what should be a blockbuster Premier League clash.