Football pundit Alan Shearer has been sharing his thoughts on Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo and his performance against Newcastle United at the weekend.
This comes after Shearer made an appearance on a recent episode of Match of the Day where he reviewed all of Saturday’s Premier League games, including the Manchester club’s 4-1 victory against the Toon.
On the subject of Ronaldo, who scored two goals against Newcastle in his first appearance of the season for the Red Devils after returning to the club from Italian club Juventus in the recent summer transfer window, Shearer had this to say about the player and his display against Steve Bruce’s side. (12.49)
He said: “We all expected him to do well, we all expected him to score his goal or his goals and the performance that he put in was just phenomenal.
“For 36 years of age, his energy, his attitude, is an example to any young kid watching.
“All I would say is just watch this guy week in week out.
“Everything about him whether it’s his movement, whether it’s his ability in the air, it’s his touch, his control everything about him is first class.”
TIF Thoughts on Alan Shearer’s comments on Ronaldo and his performance against Newcastle…
Given how Ronaldo managed to score two goals in his first game back for United against Newcastle and ultimately earn himself a higher match rating (8.61/10) than any other United player according to WhoScored, it’s safe to say that he didn’t need much time to settle back into the club or the Premier League since his departure back in 2009.
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Moving forward, it will be interesting to see just how many goals Ronaldo manages to score throughout the season and if he can help the team possibly win a trophy as well.