Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday to silence his doubts and dismiss claims he was a “problem” for club
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Cristiano Ronaldo is a divisive figure, there’s no doubt about that.
The Portuguese superstar exudes arrogance – a trait that often receives criticism and dislike from some fickle football fans.
However, without his unwavering confidence and conviction, the 37-year-old would not have been able to achieve all that he has in the game over the past 20 years.
Without his reassuring attitude, we wouldn’t be able to witness moments like beautiful sight on saturday night.
Under the lights of Old Trafford, Ronaldo once again stole the show, as he has countless times throughout his illustrious career.
Manchester UnitedThe iconic No 7 scored a terrifying hat-trick against Spurs – the 49th time in his stellar club career to see him crowned all-time top goalscorer of this sport.
It’s just the latest episode in his incredible saga – one that several individuals have attempted to tarnish this season.
Much has changed since Ronaldo left Manchester for Madrid 12 years ago and the Red Devils are undeniably no longer as close to the force as they once were.
This season’s struggles alone have included an unresolved rotation of management, several humiliating defeats and talk of considerable unrest within the club’s ranks. .
With Man United in turmoil, many were looking for a scapegoat and Ronaldo was an easy target.
Despite scoring 15 goals in 31 previous appearances Tottenham The famous striker has been accused of being United’s biggest ‘problem’ during this campaign.
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It’s a claim that the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer Alan Shearer was quickly eliminated after Ronaldo’s latest feat.
“I said a few weeks ago that, without Ronaldo, United would be a lot worse than them – and Saturday’s game against Tottenham summed up why.
“He was quite simply the only reason they beat Spurs. His hat-trick was phenomenal and his overall performance was so good it was incredible.
“It’s no surprise to me because he’s been doing this for years and now – he has 59 hat-tricks, which is ridiculous – but here are some responses to those who just quote him and all three of his goals are exceptional. sugar.”
Some argue that Ronaldo doesn’t fit into United’s current system, that he’s not working hard enough and that he’s only encouraged by personal glory.
But to claim a team that prides itself as football’s greatest ever goalscorer is being stymied by his inclusion is simply baffling.
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It’s not just Shearer who is quick to downplay claims of Ronaldo’s ‘problem’ as his United team-mate Paul Pogba – a player who himself is often criticized for possessing too high an ego – does the same.
“We hurt them at the right time and Ronaldo did what he does best,” said the midfielder BBC Sport. “He [Ronaldo] has never been a problem.
“You have the best striker in history on our team, he can’t be the problem. Today his performance and the whole team were outstanding.”
Ronaldo has carried United several times this season despite outside attempts to derail him and watch him fall face down.
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As a society, we often feel guilty for quickly shooting down people whose success we can only dream of.
Sometimes it’s best to take a step back and simply admire the genius at work.
Love him or hate him, there’s something truly special about Cristiano Ronaldo and he will be unanimously missed when he hangs up his boots. For now, we have to enjoy every second.
The real issue is whether football would ever be the same without him.
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