Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a strong start at Manchester United with four goals in his first three games.
United sit joint top of the Premier League with 13 points from a possible 15.
Ronaldo’s former side Juventus are not looking so good. They sit in 18th position in Serie A, occupying the relegation places.
Juventus have no wins from four games, two draws and two defeats, with just four goals scored.
Former Juventus midfielder Alessio Tacchinardi has warned that even though there will be improvement, they will still miss Ronaldo.
Tacchinardi told TMW: “I want to give another ten games to see the real Juventus. There are no big goals from Ronaldo and in the long run this will be felt a lot.
“(Moise) Kean has never been a goalscorer. so up front he will struggle. The pressure will increase now.”
A column from The Guardian published in August now looks laughable, titled: “Cristiano Ronaldo held Juventus back: just what do Manchester United see in him?”
This now looks more like a parody than a sagely held opinion, with Ronaldo looking as strong as ever.
He’s still got it
Ronaldo has fitted seamlessly into Manchester United’s team, both on and off the pitch.
Even at the age of 36, Ronaldo is showing he can be a force in the Premier League still.
Against West Ham he attempted seven shots at goal, with five on target. Both were more than any player on the pitch.
Already he is Manchester United’s joint top scorer for the season, and it would not be a surprise at all to see him break the 30 goal barrier.
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