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Ronaldo voted Man United’s best ever Premier League player
- Updated: May 18, 2018
Real Madrid’s talismanic attacker Cristiano Ronaldo while blazing the trail in the La Liga as well as in Europe’s elite club competition has achieved another feat after he was voted as Manchester United’s best ever player in the Premier League, years after his departure from Old Trafford.
The Man United fans were asked to vote on four categories to mark the celebration of their 1000th game in the Premier League on the final day of the season against Watford. Ronaldo’s name emerged from the category that saw fans vote the best player to put on a United jersey since August 1992.
Although the Portuguese emerged victoriously in the vote, some opinions begged to differ on claims that there were other players who contributed more to the club than Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, the votes begged to differ too, as Ronaldo pushed Ryan Giggs to second place with Paul Scholes settling for third. What an impact from the man who spent just six years at Old Trafford.
Although the result appeared surprising to some fans, it can be recalled that Ronaldo won three Premier League titles with the club, swept all individual awards in 2008, as he emerged as both winner of the Balon D’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award, whilst winning the Premier League’s golden boot for the 2007/08 season.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo is currently on course for a third consecutive UEFA Champions League triumph with Real Madrid when they square off against Premier League club and perennial Manchester United rivals Liverpool. It’s obvious that a good number of the fans at Old Trafford wouldn’t have any misgivings should Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid halt Liverpool from claiming a sixth UEFA Champions League title.