Portuguese legend Luis Figo insisted he couldn’t understand Cristiano Ronaldo’s criticisms at Manchester United this season.
The 36-year-old made an astonishing impact in front of goal after his transfer from Juventus this summer. While he has scored four goals in nine Premier League games, he has had the biggest impact in the Champions League.
This has been the path with his career in Europe, he led United to vital victories with crucial goals.
He scored goals against Villarreal and Atalanta at Old Trafford. He also earned his side a draw against the Italian side, before breaking the deadlock in Spain against Villarreal on Tuesday.
However, it hasn’t been easy for Man Utd. Ronaldo was criticized by people like Gary Neville for his lack of work off the ball.
But Ronaldo’s compatriot Figo cannot understand any criticism aimed at the player this season.
“[It] has no sense. He’s the best, ”said the 49-year-old. a bola.
“Football lives on results and the team does not achieve the desired results.
“But he’s one of the best on the team when it comes to performance so I don’t understand those criticisms.”
Figo added that Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Lionel Messi will embark on a strong pursuit for the 2021 Ballon d’Or, saying they have enough between them to win the award.
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Ronaldo’s signing was also criticized by Neville, who claimed that any plan former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had for his team was put to rest with the forward’s arrival.
Now, however, Solskjaer has been sacked and Ronaldo and United are entering a new chapter for the club.
Lingard wants Man Utd out
Solskjaer’s final, ultimately sour spell at the helm of United this season has seen many players get dragged along with the bad press surrounding the team.
Jesse Lingard is a player whose playing time has not gone well this season.
His lack of in-game action has proven difficult to bear following West Ham’s superb loan out last season.
Despite the departure of Solskjaer and the arrival of a new manager, Lingard would still like to go out.