The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo comes with many perks for Manchester United. Firstly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer adds a potent striker to his squad. Ronaldo was last season’s top scorer in Italy, comfortably outscoring second-placed Romelu Lukaku.
In addition to his extraordinary rate of scoring, Manchester United have a plethora of young players eager to learn and who better to teach them than, arguably, the best footballer of all time.
Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Robbie Keane certainly thinks so, and the Irish legend has named three stars in particular.
“The younger players around him, you’ll see them grow now even more just because they’re around his presence,” Keane told the PA News Agency, according to Sports Mole.
“You know he won’t accept that the lads are doing it the wrong way. For example, if I’m Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, I would be watching Ronaldo every day.
“How does he train? How does he prepare himself? Because it’s like education for them, for someone who’s been the best player in the world for however many years.”
As with any signing at Manchester United, Ronaldo’s arrival at the club has been heavily scrutinised. At 36, he is showing no signs of slowing up but still, there have been doubts over whether he can catapult Solskjaer’s side to their 21st league title.
Most concerns were dismissed earlier this week when Ronaldo became the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football. After a difficult first half, Ronaldo scored a late brace to surpass Ali Daei’s previous mark of 109 goals.
Earlier this week, Manchester United confirmed that Ronaldo had arrived in Manchester after being released early from the Portugal camp as he prepares to start training next week.