The difference between Cavani-Ronaldo and then other 'strikers' of the past few years is hair-tearing-outingly vast.I could only see Cavani scoring those type of goals in our team. It's actually crazy how our players don't gamble on rebounds
Wut?This incarnation of Ronaldo is one of the finest players we will ever have at our club.
I don’t think I’ve seen a better player arguably of us the amount of chances he carves out all the time right now just with his movement and power.
The guy is a one man wrecking machine against anyone basically.
Looking at the slow motion replay I think Ronaldo bottles it because he doesn't know what to actually do. I think (believe, from what I tried to look at) he originally wanted to put it to Greenwood, but the ball had pace and he had to pass with the weaker foot, and he wasn't confident enough. By the time he decided to do it himself he doesn't have the time to receive it properly because the body wasn't fully prepared and the first touch gesture isn't well timed.Ronaldo was not going to pass the ball anyway. I doubt Greenwood himself would.
It is how strikers usually play.
I watched a fair bit of Juventus last season after they signed Arthur and, whilst he wasn't like Messi in strolling about when out of possession, I can't recall him tracking back with such intensity like he did a couple of times today.I'm shocked at the defending he is willing to do, thought he would stay up top, off limits
Berbatov! I still miss that beautiful man. Still can't believe Ronaldo is playing for us again. It weirds me out everytime i see him come out on the pitch. Never seen anything like this man. And his impact on our youth will also be immense. Maybe more important in the long run than his goals.He scores goals but I sometimes miss that striker who can hold up the ball and bring someone in to play.
He was defending corners last week aswell, maybe he sees we need help compared to his previous teams. Nice to see thoughI watched a fair bit of Juventus last season after they signed Arthur and, whilst he wasn't like Messi in strolling about when out of possession, I can't recall him tracking back with such intensity like he did a couple of times today.
Coming back and seeing all the love must play apart, imo. He's fighting like I haven't seen in a long time.
Yeah this what i assumed would happen, and you would understand. We broke away at the end today with Bruno and ronaldo was way behind the playI'm not sure you want him running back 4o defend. I think he should just involve himself in the attacking phases.
He's really the only player you can justify that for.
Plus, at 36, he has to be careful with the energy he expends.
I don't think it's silly. Ronaldo even at this age is a much better player.Don't be silly. He's better but just by a bit. Ruud was a striker extraordinaire for us. His goals to games ratio is up there with anyone.
Ronaldo had a couple poor moments but otherwise was very good. Gives us what we need in that striker position.
Too young to have seen Ruud play...how was his holdup play?I don't think it's silly. Ronaldo even at this age is a much better player.
His overall game and threat is far more complete than ruud. He can still put in some wicket crosses from the wing, is involved in buildup play, and has an incredible long range threat.
Ronaldo contrary to belief still can beat his defender with dribbling over short yardage.