Manchester United legend Roy Keane has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest players of the game, but admits that the 37-year-old can’t take Manchester United forward on his own.
Signed up as a free agent during the summer transfer window, many believed Ronaldo would help transform the club’s fortunes.
But the veteran forward has received many criticisms after going on a barren run in 2022. Even his return of 15 goals so far has been deemed as ‘not good enough’.
Ronaldo has surely set high standards during his career, but Roy Keane doesn’t think he alone can lead the club forward.
Speaking on the Overlap, Keane said: “2005 to 2009, he was like something I’ve never seen – out of this world. What he’s still doing now is exceptional, to be fair, at the age that he is.
“The goals he’s scoring, the fitness levels, the games he plays. At the moment, it’s not going well at United. He’s getting a bit of (flak) right now, they all are.
“That’s likely because he’s the greatest player in the world.”
Roy Keane added: “The hardest part of football is scoring goals – by far. To create week in week out – this United team is not that strong but he is still a quality player.
“He’s one of the world’s greatest but he was never going to get United back winning trophies, not on his own. United needed a lot more.”