Originally posted by Ragnorak
He is already pushing very close to being the best player in the World. Against a poor to decent team, there is nobody better in punishing them.
What he needs to do now to achieve the undisputed lable of Best Player in the World is improve his performances against top teams.
I think he needs to approach these games slightly differently. His inabilit ...[text shortened]... ame. Performing against the top teams is what he needs to do now.
Is this the season?
You are exactly right.
Ronaldo has consistently developed his all round game over the last 2 years.
He has it all:-
- Amazing pace
- Excellent with both feet
- All the tricks in the world
- Fantastic crosser of the ball
- Great at linking up play with short passes
- Fantastic header of the ball
- Can play on both wings or as a support striker
- Truely amazing goals to games ratio, he's a midfield player producing world class striker goals stats
- Superb assist statistics
- Fantastic free kick and penalty taker
- A full 90 minutes player, limitless stamina
On his own he is now consistently destroying poor to good sides.
Also the linkup play he is developing with Rooney and Tevez is truely great.
Like you say he has rarely produced against the truely great teams and defenses.
He needs to play differently against world class teams.
He needs to become more of a team player and realize that his skills alone are not enough to breakdown and beat teams like Chelsea, Arsenal, AC Milan as recent examples.
Ronaldo needs to forget about scoing goals against the top teams and develop an understanding of possesion football, making and exploiting space.
The goals and oppotunities will come but he has to wait for them rather than trying to create them.
There is every chance he will develop this ability because he has developed so much of the rest of his game to exceptional levels.
There are lots of football fans and the press now starting to call Manchester United a 1 man team.
Obviously this is not true, look at the performances of these payers this season:-
- Tevez, Rooney, Vidic, Ferdinand, Anderson, Evra and of course Ronaldo
Also these players have been producing consistent performances:-
- Hargreaves, Giggs, Nani, Brown, Van Der Sar
If Manchester United are a 1 man side that man is Rooney.
The two games United lost recently (Bolton and West Ham), Rooney was out but Ronaldo played!
Against AC Milan it was Rooney that raised his game and scored the winner at Old Trafford to steal a late 3-2 victory.
Against Villa in the FA Cup last week, United and Ronaldo were poor (by our standards), Rooney came on with 15 minutes left and completely changed the way United played.
Could Manchester United win the league without Ronaldo?
Could Manchester United win the league without Rooney?
- No chance
Could Manchester United win he Champions League without Ronaldo?
Could Manchester United win the Champions League without Rooney?
- Absolutely no chance, unless we played with 8 defenders and hold out for penalty kicks like the bin dippers