The praise for Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has continued following his remarkable upturn in form. Ronaldo endured a slow start to 2022, as the 37-year-old superstar struggled to make an impact for the below-par Red Devils, but he soon hit his stride. By February, Ronaldo had still not registered any goals or assists for his club side.
However, the Portugal international has hit a bit of a purple patch of late, and has since leapfrogged Tottenham and Liverpool stars in the Premier League 2022 goalscoring charts. Ronaldo ace was on the scoresheet on Monday night as United beat Brentford 3-0 in their final home game of the season at Old Trafford. The global icon scored from the spot to take his league tally up to 18, putting him just behind Mohamed Salah  and Heung-min Son  in the race for this season’s Golden Boot.
Since February, he has overtaken Diogo Jota , Sadio Mane , and Harry Kane , to go one behind Son and four behind Salah. His latest strike continued his hot streak at Old Trafford, having scored eight times in his last four home appearances in the Premier League.
However, back in February the talismanic Portuguese striker failed to register a single goal or assist for his side, which certainly raised eyebrows and had football fans questioning his commitment. Fast track three months, and Ronaldo has undoubtably raised his performance levels and all round game.
His penalty against Brentford meant he has now scored against 168 different teams in his career, 123 clubs, and against 45 countries whilst on international duty with Portugal. It’s also seen him rise from having no goals in 2022 to being the second most prolific scorer this year so far, with his ten goals only one behind Spurs star Son’s tally of 11.