Did anyone play better than Cristiano Ronaldo did last season? Then let this person come forward and defend his worth!
The Manchester United number 7 redefined soccer by stamping his authority in every game. Some might suggest that he failed to shine in big games.
Either way, the fact that he still managed to be on the scoring sheets (like against Arsenal in both meetings and against Liverpool at Old Trafford) explains the meaning and value of a true good footballer. In other words, a great player knows how to prove his presence in a match even when he is less performing.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the type of player that coaches â€“ like Bernd Schuster â€“ will love to manage. The talismanic Portuguese scored 42 goals and his statistics donâ€™t end just here. He made 31 first XI appearances in the league in which he scored 31 good goals. His amazing performance was especially spiced up by numerous outstanding free kicks amongst which the one against Portsmouth described his entire skill in shooting balls.
The wingerâ€™s ability to take on defenders and dribble past them like a thief enabled Manchester United to play positive games and, consequently win the Double.
At only 23, the young man can already count a multitude of individual awards in his name. Now, it remains the UEFA Player of the Year award and the Fifa Player of the Year award, which he targets most.
Written by:Angela Asante