Manchester United was outplayed, outclassed and totally outgunned in their match last night against Chelsea but like always, a hero would appear from the shadows to bail their campaign and who better than the 37-year-old marksman, Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese sensation is turning into a burning menace with every passing game and the confidence showed by the ageing marksman is just overwhelming. Manchester’s entire season has been a mess so far with wins hardly coming by and the number of points almost draining away from every single game.
The story of the night ft. Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite a new start on the horizon where Eric ten Hag will be taking over the proceedings, the current season needs to end and it needs to end on a good note. In the last five games that Manchester United has played, they have won just one of them while salvaging a draw pounded by three defeats.
In their latest encounter, they were ruled by an iron fist at Stamford Bridge even though Chelsea couldn’t make the most of the opportunities. Manchester had 6 shots unleashed out of which 3 were on target vis-à-vis Chelsea’s 21 strikes from which only 6 will find itself well-directed.
Despite being 37 years old, Ronaldo’s zeal was unparalleled on the pitch. In the 13th minute mark, he sent an acrobatic volley only for his effort to be dragged wild. Every time, United would be venturing forward, it was the Portuguese sharp-shooter who would find himself at the receiving end of the ball with his searing speed and some impeccable positional sense.
It was one and only Cristiano Ronaldo who would restore parity for Manchester United after Kante’s long ball was deftly brought down and then fired past a stranded Mendy to pull off the incredible.
Just as the game was lulling into its dying embers, McTominay would open up another peach of a delivery for Ronaldo, who would prance past Silva and unleash a low effort only to be parried away by Bernard Mendy, even though he would later be flagged off-side. That was all that Manchester could produce, engineered by a famished Ronaldo.
Twitter was in awe of the big man as he kept on delivering the goods, even though his teammates would hardly feed him the ball. This is what you call dedication and love for a sport.
37 year old Ronaldo fighting for every ball, going into every duel and tracking back whilst the rest are watching him. Disgrace.Advertisement
— TC (@totalcristiano) April 28, 2022
the only positive of this whole season has been watching Ronaldo score goals wearing the shirt again, shame it’s not 2008 and we are absolutely shiteAdvertisement
— ‘ (@vintageredss) April 28, 2022
I'm a chelsea fan and I think Cristiano Ronaldo is the GOAT. Yes, we exist 🐐🐐Advertisement
— Janty (@CFC_Janty) April 28, 2022
The inevitable happened again! CRISTIANOOOOOOOOOOOOAdvertisement
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) April 28, 2022
Ronaldo ended 2006-07 with 23 goals for #mufc in a season he turned 23. He's just scored his 23rd in a season he turned 37.Advertisement
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 28, 2022
At 37, Cristiano Ronaldo still plays football like that hungry, skinny 18-year-old Ronaldo who was trying to impress Fergie when he first joined Man Utd in 2003.Advertisement
He's a mentality warrior. pic.twitter.com/SHnDpEldA3
— UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) April 28, 2022
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 28, 2022
No player has more goals against the current Premier League top five than Cristiano Ronaldo this season 🐐 pic.twitter.com/KpyfqHLMbz
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) April 28, 2022
Only Mo Salah has scored more Premier League goals than Cristiano Ronaldo this season 😲 pic.twitter.com/MwwQvHuhnu
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 28, 2022