Rio Ferdinand has struck back at critics who doubt Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact on the Red Devils this season.
According to several fans and pundits, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to have a similar impact on Manchester United during his previous tenure at the club.
Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United colleague, has been taken aback by the recent criticism directed at the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up ahead of Chelsea new boy Romelu Lukaku in the Serie A goal-scoring standings last season, Ferdinand reminded detractors.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal for Manchester United in his second appearance for the club this season, in the Red Devils’ first Champions League match.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad were defeated 2-1 by Young Boys of Switzerland. In the 13th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Premier League giants the lead. In the 35th minute, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was awarded a red card, which radically transformed the game.
Young Boys equalized in the 66th minute before scoring the victory in the fifth minute of stoppage time in the second half.
This season, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, and Mohamed Salah are all early contenders for the Premier League Golden Boot.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. In his first three Premier League outings for Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals. Mohamed Salah has three goals and two assists in the first four league games this season with Liverpool.
Despite poor starts to the season, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy might join Cristiano Ronaldo, Lukaku, and Salah in the battle for the Golden Boot.