Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to be crowned with a new award just weeks after he completed a sensational return to Old Trafford
Manchester United ace winger, Cristiano Ronaldo managed to find back of the nets since securing his return to Old Trafford from Juventus.
The Portuguese proved to still be a goal-scoring machine as he currently sits on 3 goals across 3 Premier League matches.
Although not actually not influencing the award he has been lined up for, Ronaldo provided United with a victory goal late last night against Villarreal.
His influence in the squad can’t be undermined and winning the Premier League player of the month won’t be a bad feat for the former Real Madrid star.
United boss has preferred to use Ronaldo as a center forward despite knowing he has always been a beast striking from the left wing side.
Hopefully, Ronaldo soon will get to star in his preferred position with Edinson Cavani now back in action.
The 36-year-old’s inclusion comes in his first month back in England’s top flight, where he has made an instant impact with three league goals – including two on his debut against Newcastle.
He is one of six players up for the award, alongside compatriot and Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr.
However, Ronaldo’s goal-scoring exploits have not been solely confined to the Premier League, with the Portuguese netting two goals in two Champions League matches so far this season – including a late winner against Villarreal on Wednesday.
His latest match-winning contribution left Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singing his praises after the game.
“He’s done that so many times,” Solskjaer said of Ronaldo. “When you saw him against the Republic of Ireland a few weeks ago [for Portugal], he missed a penalty early, didn’t touch the ball more or less and then scored two great headers in the last two minutes.
“That’s just what he’s done throughout his career. He’s so strong mentally. He stays in the game, I’ve seen him all day today, the way he’s built himself up for this game, how focused he’s been and when he gets that one chance, it’s a goal. But a true mark of a very good finisher is that he keeps calm when the chance arrives.
“He’s so good in front of goal and he has an impact on everyone – the crowd, the players, everyone.”