is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and his success at Manchester United played a major role in establishing his reputation. Ronaldo joined Manchester United in 2003, and his impact was immediate, as he quickly established himself as a key player in the team. Over the course of his first period at the club, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, and the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo’s arrival at Manchester United was met with a great deal of excitement, but also some skepticism. At the time, he was a relatively unknown young player from Portugal, and some questioned whether he would be able to adapt to the physical and fast-paced style of English football. However, Ronaldo quickly proved his doubters wrong, displaying an incredible combination of skill, speed, and athleticism.
In his first season with the club, Ronaldo scored six goals and provided nine assists in all competitions. He played an important role in helping Manchester United win the FA Cup, scoring a goal in the final against Millwall. However, it was the following season that Ronaldo really began to make a name for himself.
In the 2004-2005 season, Ronaldo scored nine goals and provided eight assists in the Premier League, helping Manchester United win their first league title in four years. He was named the PFA Young Player of the Year, an award given to the best young player in the league, and was also included in the PFA Team of the Year.
Ronaldo continued to improve over the next few seasons, and by 2007 he was widely regarded as one of the best players in the world. In the 2006-2007 season, Ronaldo scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists in the Premier League, helping Manchester United win their first title in three years. He also played a crucial role in the team’s run to the UEFA Champions League final, scoring in the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final. In the final against Chelsea, Ronaldo missed a penalty in the shootout, but Manchester United still won the trophy, and Ronaldo was named the Man of the Match for his overall performance.
Ronaldo’s success at Manchester United was not just down to his individual brilliance, however. He was also a key part of a talented team that included the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Gary Neville. Under the guidance of manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United played an attacking, high-tempo style of football that suited Ronaldo’s strengths perfectly.
In 2009, Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Real Madrid for a then-world record transfer fee of £80 million. In total, he scored 118 goals and provided 69 assists in 292 appearances for the club. However, his impact on Manchester United and English football as a whole was immense, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest players to ever wear the famous red shirt.