A new friend of mine from facebook asked me this question. He said that all Manchester United’s fans adore Cristiano Ronaldo.
I do not admire him very much. Congratulation to him for scoring 42 goals last season, but he won’t be scoring that much this season. Congratulations to him for being named FIFA World Footballer of the Year, Ballon d’Or for the European Footballer of the Year, Football Writers’ Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year and FifPro World Player of the Year; but he won’t be getting all that again next year.
If I’m Sir Alex Ferguson, I would sell him at the end of this season if the price is right. I won’t accept offers less than £100 million (rumours said that Real Madrid is willing to shell out 85 million Euros for him). I think Manchester City will spend more than that for the Portugal star. Then I will give Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (Nani), Park Ji-Sung and Zoran Tosic a chance to be the next Player of the Year.
Anyway, I still think Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Kaka, Lionel Messi and Fernando Torres last season. I dare say that the 3 can’t score 42 goals in a season.
Cristiano Ronaldo goals statistics (2007/08):
English League – 31 goals/34 games
Cup – 3/3
League Cup – 0/0
Europe – 8/11
Other – 0/1
Total – 42 goals/49 games
Lionel Andrés Messi goals statistics (2007/08):
Spanish League – 10 goals/28 games
Europe – 6/9
Total – 16 goals/40 games
Fernando José Torres Sanz goals statistics (2007/08):
English League – 24 goals/33 games
Europe – 6/11
Total – 33 goals/46 games
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (Kaká) goals statistics (2007/08):
Italian League – 15 goals/30 games
Europe – 3/9
Total – 19 goals/41 games