Roy Keane, a Manchester United icon, is weary of saying the same thing about Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford has been discussed by Manchester United legend Roy Keane.
After Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning return to Manchester United, Roy Keane joked that he is tired of reminding people of the Portuguese’s skills. During Ronaldo’s first stay at Old Trafford, the Irishman spent two seasons with him.
United capped off an incredible 24 hours by announcing last Friday that an agreement had been reached to re-sign Ronaldo, 12 years after he left for Real Madrid in a then-world-record trade.
On Thursday, Ronaldo announced his desire to leave Juventus, and Manchester City took the lead in the race to sign him. United, on the other hand, went ahead and agreed to a deal before confirming his arrival on transfer deadline day.
When United hosts Newcastle in the Premier League on September 11, the 36-year-old is expected to make his second appearance for the club.
By scoring two late goals to turn around Portugal’s World Cup qualifying match against the Republic of Ireland this week, he gave fans a taste of what to anticipate.
The Irish took the lead in the first half thanks to a goal from John Egan, but Ronaldo scored twice in the second half, the first in the 89th minute and the second in the 96th.
Former teammate Keane has debunked claims that the great attacker will be unable to contribute as much as he did during his first stay with the club.
After joining the club in 2003, Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games.
“It’s great, it’s brilliant. Even last night, Ireland put on a nice show, Ronaldo looked off, missed a penalty, but we just witnessed what he’s all about in the box end product, two brilliant headers,” the 50-year-old told ITV.
“The first one was quite gutsy, and the second was a terrific movement in terms of header accuracy. I don’t know how many times I can say it. I’m tired of saying it, but the man is a genius.”
During the celebrations for the second goal, Ronaldo was issued a yellow card for removing his shirt.
He will miss Portugal’s next qualifier against Azerbaijan due to the booking, and he will return to Manchester sooner than expected.
“When it all transpired [Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United], I was surprised,” says Keane.
“There was speculation he was heading to City and coming back to Man Utd, and I know a little bit about that.”Brinkwire Summary News”.