Samuel Aldrey / @ SamuelAldrey
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 800th goal of his career in The ceramic. The 36-year-old Portuguese striker has been subjected to a whistle storm since he jumped to warm up on the Villareal pitch, closely supervised by the local public, who know him well and fear him.
Justly. The 76th minute was consumed when a ball bounced after Fred’s dispute with Capoue reached his feet – nothing is accidental in the history of the systematic finishers. Without seeming to hesitate, he raised the ball over Rulli and the goalkeeper had no choice but to watch how his mistake was condemned at the start. The 0-1 stoned Villarreal and took United out of the well, qualified for the second round of the Champions League thanks to the victory.
Cristiano added his 800 goal, a mark that makes him the highest scorer in history, perhaps only below Pelé and Romario if goals are added outside of official matches. The string of goals begins from his youthful days as a winger at Sporting Lisbon (five goals), going through his two spells at United (128), his magnanimous explosion at Madrid (451), his adventure in Turin ( 101) and his goals with the Portugal elastic (116).
That 800 goal by Cristiano serves to get United on a stretcher from its crisis that last Saturday precipitated the dismissal of its coach Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer, replaced by interim Michael Carrick pending the appointment of another “interim”, in the words of the club, who will occupy the bench until June.
Ernesto Valverde on Manchester’s radar.
According to the information published by The Guardian, Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde is one of the candidates to direct his work at the Theater of Dreams. The club has not yet denied that its football director, John Murtough, had a conversation with Valverde, whose resume would credit him to coach Cristiano’s team.
Although it is also announced from France that Mauricio Pochettino is another candidate. Le Parisien points out that the Argentine could leave the PSG bench to go to London. Parisians have their eye on Zinedine Zidane. In this wheel of rumors, it only remains to wait and see what really happens.