Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot has revealed why he calls his Portugal captain and teammate Cristiano Ronaldo a machine. according to Dalot, Cristiano Ronaldo’s records and statistics are there to prove why He is a machine.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been sensational since joining Manchester United for the second time. The 37 years old has been Manchester United’s inspiration in a season where the Red Devils finished on one of their lowest points after finishing sixth and qualifying for the Europa League next season.
The 37 years old scored 24 goals and provided 3 assists in 39 appearances for Manchester United last season including 18 goals in the Premier League and was outscored in the Premier League by only Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min.
Ronaldo is currently on international duties with Portugal and scored twice against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League pushing his Portugal goal tally to 117 goals.
What did Diogo Dalot say about Cristiano Ronaldo?
In an interview with Manchester United’s official website, Dalot said: “I think the stats can speak for themselves.
“He’s a machine like I like to call him. Inside of the pitch, outside of the pitch, the way he works, the way he drives himself every single day to perform like this, to give us these goals and these performances.
“I think it’s a plus for this club and the fans and, hopefully, we can stay with him for many, many years. I know he is not going to be here forever but I’m sure that he will play football for a few more years yet.”
Dalot also thinks Cristiano Ronaldo can still play more years at the top level despite his age.
When He was quizzed if Cristiano Ronaldo can still play for more years for Manchester United and Portugal, He responded: “Yeah,
“Easily. I’m sure that he is going to do everything he can to play until the last strength that he has but it’s going to be up to him. We just need to enjoy him while he’s here.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive performances last season saw him voted for the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and Manchester United Goal of the Season.
Ronaldo’s long-range stunner against Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League was voted as Manchester United’s goal of the season and was also named Manchester United player of the season after scoring 24 goals in 39 appearances last season.
The 37 years old took to social media to express his gratitude to Manchester United fans for voting for him.
He wrote on Instagram saying: “Thanks to all the fans who voted for me. I couldn’t be more proud of winning the Sir Matt Busby Award in my comeback year to Old Trafford and the Premier League.
“This award goes to all the supporters who’ve never let us down during a very difficult season. Thank you so much for always being on our side and for helping us get Man United back on track.”
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