“Score more goals”- Man United boss Solskjaer comments on latest Cristiano Ronaldo record | OneFootball
“Score more goals”- Man United boss Solskjaer comments on latest Cristiano Ronaldo record
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives thoughts on latest UCL record matched by Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo
The 36-year-old has a fair few records to his name. After recently becoming the highest scorer in international football, Ronaldo has now matched the record for most appearances in the UEFA Champions League.
His appearance against Young Boys in the group stage loss was his 177th in the competition. That takes him to joint-top for the all-time record, tying with former Real Madrid teammate, Iker Casillas.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in the UCL tie against Young Boys. (imago Images)
This means that one more appearance, perhaps in the upcoming group game against Villarreal, will take him to the top of the list. And Solskjaer has praised Ronaldo’s longevity and quality- the two factors needed to achieve such a record.
“Yes, you know, it’s about his longevity and sustainability and his professionalism and his quality. He scored again and I’m sure he’ll score more goals for us.”
The former Juventus and Sporting CP man has several UEFA Champions League records he can be proud of, including his title as the competition’s all-time leading scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a number of UCL records to his name. (imago Images)
His 67 goals in the knockout round are more than any player in the competition as well, including teams such as Arsenal and AC Milan. While most players are unable to operate at an elite level at 36, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing down.
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The Portugal international netted two goals on his second debut for Man United against Newcastle and followed it up with a goal against Young Boys in a 2-1 loss. There is just no telling when Ronaldo will stop, and the Red Devils faithful would be hoping its not anytime soon.