Cristiano Ronaldo is “nonetheless number one” in his everlasting battle with Lionel Messi, claims Ben Foster, with a former Manchester United team-mate of the Portuguese legend contemplating any critics of an all-time nice to be “utterly mad”.
Questions have been requested of whether or not a five-time Ballon d’Or winner is beginning to see his powers wane at 37 years of age, together with his presence – together with 23 objectives – unable to encourage an inconsistent Red Devils facet to a top-four end or main silverware in 2021-22.
There have been ideas that he may transfer on in the summertime, however Foster sees no signal of a legendary determine slowing down and believes a standing as the best ever will likely be enhanced additional as he performs on for “one other yr or two a minimum of”.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo the GOAT?
Foster, who’s at the moment on the books at Watford, as soon as performed alongside Ronaldo at Old Trafford and believes his record-setting profession locations him barely forward of Argentine icon Messi within the GOAT stakes, telling The Mirror: “The stage is excessive as you want. For a 37-year-old, he’s an absolute specimen. He remains to be speedy. He is only one of those that is a pure goalscorer.
“For me, in that everlasting Messi v Ronaldo debate, he’s nonetheless number one for me.
“I believe even this season folks are utterly mad that they suppose he’s completed. He’s not completed. Look what number of objectives he has scored, that is unimaginable.
“For anyone, that may be a implausible season, however as a result of it’s Ronaldo, folks count on 30, 40, 50 objectives. No – he’s enjoying in a crew that isn’t firing on all cylinders so that you are not going to attain that many objectives anyway, however for folks to say that he’s completed, no probability mate.
“He is sweet to go nonetheless for an additional yr or two a minimum of.”
Where will Cristiano Ronaldo be enjoying in 2022-23?
Ronaldo signed a two-year contract with United when making an emotional return to English soccer in the summertime of 2021.
There are nonetheless 12 months left to run on that settlement, however there was speak of a veteran frontman taking his appreciable ability set elsewhere for 2022-23.
A retracing of steps to Real Madrid has been speculated on for a person that beforehand broke numerous data within the Spanish capital, whereas there was lots of dialogue concerning a contemporary begin in MLS.
Ronaldo has supplied no indication that he’s readying himself for a brand new problem, however a scarcity of Champions League soccer with the Red Devils may even see his head turned.