Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible goalscoring feat has made Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba showered praise on him as the two individuals face each other when Juventus entertain the Red Devils in their champions league encounter tonight.
Speaking ahead of United’s clash again Juve in Turin on Wednesday, Pogba said Ronaldo made scoring look easy. “I thought it was a really good thing for Juventus [to sign Ronaldo]. Obviously it’s always good to have players like Cristiano in your team,” he said.
“Playing alongside great players like Ronaldo, like [Lionel] Messi and like Neymar is always a pleasure. Today he is with Juventus. “I think he is very happy to be here and I think it’s a great thing for Juventus to have a player who scores as easily as he drinks water.”
Ronaldo has adjusted well to life in Italy so far, scoring seven goals and adding six assists in 13 games with Juventus. Despite the strong start, the Portuguese star will be searching for his first Champions League goal of his season as he faces off against his old club on Wednesday.
Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer in the competition, having rolled up 120 goals in 155 games to this point, just in front of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Juventus enter the clash in Turin five full points clear of Pogba and United in Champions League Group H, having won all three of their matches while United have managed just a win and a draw in their fixtures.
A Paulo Dybala strike settled the match between the sides at Old Trafford, with the Argentine having also netted a superb hat-trick in the Italian side’s 3-0 win over Young Boys.
A loss could leave United in a precarious position heading into their final two games of group play, with Valencia sitting just two points back entering matchday four and set to take on Young Boys. Manchester United and Valencia drew 0-0 in their first meeting at Old Trafford and a trip to Spain with their Champions League fate hanging on the line would not be appealing to Jose Mourinho’s side.