It’s partly fan boy mentality, and partly common phenomenon of great rivalry. One being better or achieve greater things would often be at the expense of the other greatness being diminished, as peoole often like to rate their own GOAT or best ever.Even if you think Messi is better, does that make Ronaldo any less of a great footballer? He's still one of the best players to every lace up a pair of boots.
I think some people use Messi to put down Ronaldo as an insult after every great achievement Ronaldo does which means Ronaldo doesn't get the credit he deserves. Which is a bit sad really we can't just enjoy it for what it is without constantly turning it into a competition abouts who's better etc or about Messi.
When Wayne Rooney scored a great goal (that goal against Man City for example) or done an amazing achievement like becoming United's record scorer, people and the media didn't put it down by posting about Ronaldo or Messi or comparing it to a Messi or Ronaldo goal to try to belittle the achievement? I don't get that warped mentality why people do it when Ronaldo does something good to bring up Messi (you must really hate the guy to spend that energy negativity). Enjoy it for what it is as he will be long retired soon.
It's boring. I'm just happy one of them plays for my club and plays in the Premier League every-week. As it stands Ronaldo's contract expires at the end of next season, so whether he decides to retire or just leaves the club I'll tell my grandkids about seeing Ronny play tor us.
I did half-jokingly compared signing him with the Sanchez transfer.His legs are starting to go, aside from the odd finish he offers pretty much nothing in the build up. His touch seems to be reaching Sanchez/Rooney levels in their last years with us, and it wasn't too dissimilar in his last season at Juve.
Part of the problem is that he's been overplayed in the last 2 or 3 seasons with no rotation or rest. That makes it even more baffling that he played in 2 meaningless games against Qatar and Luxembourg (90 minutes) over the international break. It's catching up to him now.
Falling in the same trap as Juve.That was absolutely diabolical and painful to watch. Hes a fantastic player but absolutely at the wrong club. We hardly create clear chances and gift goals for fun. If he'd gone to city he'd have just scored 3 vs Burnley
He missed three sitters mate. One from Sancho, one from Shaw and one from Bruno. His legs are gone. If he was a bit, just a tiny bit faster he could have buried them all.That was absolutely diabolical and painful to watch. Hes a fantastic player but absolutely at the wrong club. We hardly create clear chances and gift goals for fun. If he'd gone to city he'd have just scored 3 vs Burnley
Agreed.Actually he's indeed a huge problem, regardless of Ole's awful tactics. It feels we're stuck with a player at the end of his career who offers nothing when he doesn't score, and we can't bench him because of how big a name he's. If he keeps on playing like this under the next manager, it'll be a huge, huge headache in how to move on from him.
I think this is the best post, amongst a bunch of woeful over emotional posts.Will be invisible if the team is invisible.
Qatar and Luxemburgo. Such a great and professional teams. Was all about stat padding and some posters celebrating his goals in meaningless matches.Sure, he was crap today. He wasn’t crap for Portugal though.
It is a good post. I'm a huge fan and always watch the games he plays at and the same happened in Juve.I think this is the best post, amongst a bunch of woeful over emotional posts.
He'll be one of the sharpest finishers. He had 5 in 5 at the start for us, people seem to forget that already.
But in games like today, our total lack of system, and hopeful reliance on individuals comes home to roost.
I dread to be around the cafe over the next month!It is a good post. I'm a huge fan and always watch the games he plays at and the same happened in Juve.
I'm a firm believer I prefer Ronaldo to play badly rather than being invisible. Playing badly at least means he's in the game. Being invisible is just wasting him and the salary you're playing him.
Mind you, last 3 years he had at Real Madrid he was already moving out of build up play and the same absolutely happened as its happened in the last United games. RM struggled to create, and he was invisible. The difference was that those were the exception, not the rule (this last part is not a dig at United itself).