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In a Class of His Own!

In a Class of His Own!

Our fear, before the game, was that Cristiano Ronaldo, in his current rich vein of form, would hang us out to dry.

As it turned out, Cristiano had a decent game but wasn`t the destroyer we all feared.

However, we will admit that his goal, a towering header, was something that marks him out as being in a class of his own.

Following the 1-1 draw, Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to the media and the Scot had this to say about the Portuguese striker,

"What a header. Unbelievable, you can`t stop that."

"The spring, the way he holds himself in the air, the power in the header."

"I said to Patrice Evra at half-time, 'You didn`t challenge for that`. But when I saw the video later I thought, 'What was I talking about?`

"It was difficult for Cristiano playing against his old tem. There was emotion for him because he had so many great years for us."

"But when he gets the ball you`re praying more than anything."

And we`d also like to mention the dignity Cristiano showed after he`d scored his goal, there was minimal celebration out of respect for his former club, fair play Cristiano.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Thursday February 14 2013
Time: 4:40PM


Class we won't see at old Trafford again for a while I reckon. We've got world class players but Ronaldo, like Messi, is just that cut above even the world class players. We'd be lucky to see another player of his ilk again in United colours. That said last night Jones put in an admirable effort and left ronaldo ineffective, well not his normal influential self but his quality is telling when even despite being marked out of a game he can still score the levelling important goal for Madrid. I hate the term one man team but if there ever was one it would be Madrid.
14/02/2013 18:20:00
Also a lot of hot air lately about how bale is the next Ronaldo. I like bale and there's no doubting his ability and potential to be a very special player but they're dreaming if they think he can emulate Ronaldo. At the weekend I saw him copy the technique Ronaldo uses for a freekick, fair enough he pulled it off so there's no reason why he shouldn't look to and learn from Ronaldo but tonight they way he's copying his hair cut and the way he tweeted about him at the weekend is pehraps going too far and a bit sad really. He should focus on being bale, his own player and his own style as he'll only forever live in the shadow of the player he's trying to emulate, like Nani is as Ronaldo is just too good. He's good but he's not that good that he's going to bang 43 goals anytime soon. Think the comparison are premature and far fetched and they've clearly gone to his head.
14/02/2013 20:29:00
Think Bale should content himself with being the new Giggs. Ronaldos a cut above as a player I rate him higher than Messi to be honest.
15/02/2013 08:29:00
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