Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a brilliant start to life back at the club since completing his sensational return in September.
The 36-year-old has scored seven goals in just 10 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, with last weekend’s sumptuous volley against Tottenham being the pick of the bunch.
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has been the Merseyside club’s top scorer for the last two seasons, has now reserved special praise for United’s number seven as he praises Ronaldo as ‘the best player in the world’.
🗣"I have done, he's the best player in the world you know. He was always someone I looked at."
Dominic Calvert-Lewin speaks highly of Cristiano Ronaldo and admits he has studied him pic.twitter.com/LwHqmY2yNr
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“I think, he’s been at the top, the best player in the world, you know,” he said on Monday Night Football, as seen above. “I think it’s due to his work rate and willingness to keep getting better and keep scoring goals.
“As a centre-forward, people tend to not get as excited about the one-touch finishes and the ones inside the box but for me as a centre-forward, I love to see it.
“It’s an art, it’s a craft. You know, he’s obviously studied his craft and gets himself in positions which is no coincidence.”
SN’s verdict on Calvert-Lewin’s comments…
Few Manchester United supporters will need convincing as to who the best player of all time is but Calvert-Lewin’s comments further prove the respect today’s professionals have for United’s talisman.
Despite turning 37 in just a couple of months, Ronaldo is maintaining his unbelievable scoring rate and with three goals in as many Champions League games this season, he could extend that run further tonight against Atalanta.
Calvert-Lewin also commented on studying Ronaldo over the years – an aspect lost on many onlookers. The best are always closely watched by their peers and there’s no exception in this case.