Will Ronaldo help Manchester United advance in the Champions League?

November 27, 2018

by xfcedi

Cristiano Ronaldo - Juventus

With two matches left to play, United is in danger of losing out to Valencia on a place in the next stage of the Champions League. Having already scored against Manchester United, his former team, a similar performance from Ronaldo could help the Red Devils advance to the next stage of the competition. 

When Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford this season, Red Devil fans fully displayed their excitement for their former winger. Some of them chanted. Other even entered the field in a bid to capture a picture with the football superstar. It didn’t even matter that Ronaldo ended up scoring against United, or that the team received a €8,000 fine for the pitch invasion. CR7 is beloved in Manchester. And he may end up playing a vital role in United’s advancement in the Champions League competition.

What are United’s chances at the moment?


While things aren’t dire just yet (a mantra for United’s season thus far), Jose Mourinho has no reason to relax. With two matches on the cards, United is in second place, two points behind Juventus, a team they defeated, albeit, many felt, with luck playing the biggest part.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), scoring against former club, Manchester United

However, Valencia, a team barely sneaking into La Liga’s upper part of the table this season, is merely two points behind United. The two teams will be playing each other in the final match of the group. But a loss from United tonight against BSC Young Boys and a victory for Valencia against Juventus, could all but seal the fate of Mourinho’s team.

Can Ronaldo win for both Juventus and United’s sake?


Cristiano Ronaldo has become a player wise enough to carefully manage the amount of effort he puts into performances. In his first season for Serie A champions Juventus, he has scored 9 goals in 13 appearances. According to the FootballCoin stats, he is his team’s best player with 524.83 points throughout the campaign.

The 33-year-old is also a player known to take full advantage of an easy opportunity to score goals. Valencia, despite a poor year, is a team characterized by good defensive strength. However, if Juventus will escape as clear winner against the Spaniards, expect Ronaldo to be right there attempting to put in as many goals as he can.

This time the goals, should they arrive, will serve not only himself and Juventus, but his former employers as well. It would be another reason for the Manchester United fans to rejoice in their hero worship of Ronaldo.

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