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Ronaldo Is Rubbish In The Biggest Games

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most overrated player on the planet. He is good against the likes of Fulham, West Bromwich and Middlesbrough but miserably fails every time he comes up against quality opposition.

Really, look at his last season. OK, 42 goals but greatness isn't measured in goals, it's measured in decisive contribution. I mean, how many he scored against Arsenal, who were our closest rivals for most of the season? Two goals and an assist? But Arsenal can't defend anyway.

But in the Champions League, really, he disappeared. What? He was top scorer? OK, everyone can be brilliant against the likes of Dynamo Kyiv and Sporting. Yes, yes, he scored the winner against Lyon but they are not the force they used to be. But when United needed him most, in the hostile atmoshpere in Rome, what did he do? Oh, buried a bullet header past Doni?

Never mind that, a Ballon d'Or winner must prove himself in the final and he missed his penalty there! OK, his duel with Essien in the first half was a total mismatch and he scored United's goal and crossed for Tevez for another brilliant chance and tormented his markers... oh.

But now, this season has truly shown him up to be an overrated show-pony. I mean, where was he when United were in trouble against Villa and Spurs? Oh, he scored goals that got the Champions out of jail. All right, all right. But in the Champions League, he went missing AGAIN. Well, apart from the Inter game at the San Siro where he was United's most dangerous player and only the post and Julio CÚsar denied him a deserved goal. And yes, with the exception of the second leg where he scored the clinching goal.

But hey, he was crap against Porto when we needed him most! Oh, apart from scoring an outrageously wonderful goal which sent us into the semi-finals.

But what about the Arsenal game? Oh, forget it, I'm getting out of here.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 6 2009

Time: 3:23PM

Your Comments

Give the lad a chance! Im sure he will come good! Maybe next season? :)
Tosswink
Give the lad a chance! Im sure he will come good! Maybe next season? :)
Tosswink
Brilliant! Some people need there heads checking if they think he doesn't do it in the BIG GAMES.
TheSlaven
Brilliant! Some people need there heads checking if they think he doesn't do it in the BIG GAMES.
TheSlaven
I've always said that I'm grateful for the fact that there are so many small games! There are only three or four big games in a season, and which games those are is based upon the ones in which ronaldo does not score!
tuscan3000
I've always said that I'm grateful for the fact that there are so many small games! There are only three or four big games in a season, and which games those are is based upon the ones in which ronaldo does not score!
tuscan3000
Clever. Not a big fan of Ronaldo particularly but he is starting to come good consistently :p there was a point where this argument stood up but he's since proved many times that he does perform. United are finally starting to get into their best form of the season - a little late but at least we're still in a brilliant position and now hopefully we're playing well until the end of the season.
Man utd champions
Clever. Not a big fan of Ronaldo particularly but he is starting to come good consistently :p there was a point where this argument stood up but he's since proved many times that he does perform. United are finally starting to get into their best form of the season - a little late but at least we're still in a brilliant position and now hopefully we're playing well until the end of the season.
Man utd champions
Just want to say I hate you guys but I hope you tear Barcelona to pieces in the final! One shot at goal in 180 minutes in the semifinal and they went through! Would be the biggest robbery of football ever if they were to win it! KILL THEM!
Rune3k
Just want to say I hate you guys but I hope you tear Barcelona to pieces in the final! One shot at goal in 180 minutes in the semifinal and they went through! Would be the biggest robbery of football ever if they were to win it! KILL THEM!
Rune3k
The people who say he is a big game flop are the haters who can stand him and like Messi. THey need to realise Ronaldo is the best player and get over it already.
Paulinho
We'll do our best Rune3k ;) i think if we play as well as we did against Arsenal on Tuesday night, we should beat them.
Man utd champions
 

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