Playing his 753rd career game, he equaled Raul’s record of 323 goals at Madrid and became the all time top scorer for the Spanish side. Marca are keen to credit him with the goal which would take him past Raul’s previous total to 324, while AS don’t believe the goal is his.
Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo at Old Trafford throughout the Portugal star’s six-year spell, has now labelled Ronaldo as “great”, but acknowledged he has developed greatly since his early days at United.
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez said, “He has surpassed Raul, who was a phenomenon, and that shows he has scored a lot of goals”.
They argue that Ronaldo’s shot against Real Sociedad five years ago, which looped over the wall and into the net after deflecting off of Pepe’s back, belongs to the Portuguese, not his Brazilian teammate. The 16.6 percent conversion rate is in line with Ronaldo’s career numbers, but the more important take away is that he is getting these chances.
Cristiano Ronaldo has put Manchester United on red alert after hinting his future at Real Madrid is not certain.
Rumours of a bid from cash-laden Paris Saint-Germain continue to circulate with their Qatari owners said to be undaunted at the thought of paying an astronomical fee for the 30-year-old.
The Portuguese was heavily criticised for going ahead with his 30th birthday party the night of that defeat after Colombian rapper Kevin Roldan posted pictures of Ronaldo and other Madrid players enjoying themselves on social media.
However, he went on to add, “But as I’ve said millions of times before, nobody knows the future”.
“To me it’s an honor to receive this award”. They all know how much you mean to this club. “I’m fine here. I want to win things here and I feel good”, he said.