Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus at the end of last month to take on a new challenge back at Manchester United.

Ronaldo has quickly settled back into routine at Manchester United, scoring four goals in his opening three games.

Since his return Ronaldo leads the Premier League in shots per game and shots on target per game, showing his desire to score goals and win games burns as bright as ever, at the age of 36.

Ronaldo has been praised by German legend Lothar Matthaus for his decision to rejoin United, who appreciates the challenge he has taken on.

Matthaus was quoted by TMW, when asked if Ronaldo was right to leave Juventus: “I like this change because he didn’t do a simple thing, he returned to the best championship in the world and has already scored four goals. (He has) done very well.”

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Impact maker

At 36 Ronaldo could quite easily have decided to wind down his career and go and play in MLS, or return to Portugal. Or even if he had chosen a money spinning move to Qatar or China to semi-retire, it would have been his choice.

Ronaldo is nowhere near ready for that. He may not be for another five years.

 

In just two Premier League games he has demonstrated he is still a striker at the very top of his game and it almost looks inevitable he will go on to win the Golden Boot.

Ronaldo’s prolific goalscoring opens up new opportunities for United, who have long been missing a 30 goal a season striker.

He is playing in a tougher league than rival Lionel Messi, who joined PSG. And even early on, Messi has not had the instant impact Ronaldo has at Manchester United.

Ronaldo’s career goal tally for club and country stands at 789, and he is the all time international goalscorer and Champions League goalscorer.

The prolific goalscorer has so much more to offer and we are thankful he chose to return to Manchester United to grace Old Trafford once again.

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