Manchester United legend Roy Keane has joked that it was all down to him why Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in the world. The pair were teammates when they both played for the Red Devils.
Keane is known for having a fiery temperament and been a great leader on the pitch. During his time at Old Trafford, he captained one of the most success United teams of all time.
The former midfield enforcer remembers his time fondly when he met Ronaldo for the first time. He said that since he was that talented at a young age he knew he would become a special player. Keane says that he did not have to shout at the Portuguese winger to make him perform better. The drive and determination to be the best is what has pushed Ronaldo to the very top.
Keane, the now assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland, said, “Yeah I made him. Only for me he wouldn’t be where he is.”
During Keane’s time at United under Sir Alex Ferguson, the player enjoyed great success. In 2005, he left the club after apparently falling out with the manager.
Ronaldo remained at the club four years after Keane departed and left for Real Madrid for a world record fee in 2009. During his time at the Spanish giants, he has become one of the greatest players of all time.
Ronaldo is having a good season so far in La Liga. He has scored eight goals so far in the league, which is the most of any of the players. His shooting accuracy for the season is at 49%, and he has created 16 chances for his teams mates so far. He has won 46% of his duels and completed 15/34 take-ons in the league. He is also the free bets favourite to be the top scorer in the league this season.
In the Champions League, he has netted five goals in four games. Real Madrid sits on the top of their group and are sure to qualify for the knockout stages of the Cup. They are the best free bet to put money on winning the title.
Bookies favourite for the Ballon d’Or
Ronaldo is the free bets bookies favourite to win the Ballon d’Or this year due to Messi being out injured. He has won the award three times in the past and is last years winner. A film has just been released documenting the player’s life and giving an insight into what it is like to be him.
The player is now 30 years old and has achieved everything possible in the sport. It is rumoured that he is looking for a transfer this summer with PSG the best free bet to put money on him moving too.
There is no doubt that if he does become available, every club in the world will be after his signature.
Can he be prized away from Real?
They will need extremely deep pockets though if they are to prize Real’s star asset away. The figure been reported for his transfer fee are over 100 million pounds. Ronaldo, he is worth every single penny, and the figure will not put the top teams off.
This article is from sports journalist and professional writer John Hawthorne. To see more from John visit this free bets information site.
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