CRISTIANO RONALDO NAMED IN PFA TEAM OF THE YEAR THIS SEASON

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in the PFA Team of the Year, an honour voted on by his fellow professionals. Amid a poor season for Manchester United, Ronaldo stood out, and was the only Red Devils player named in the PFA XI, BBC Sport report.


The full team was: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Rudiger, Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Thiago, De Bruyne, Salah, Mane, Ronaldo. Ronaldo scored 18 Premier League goals in 30 Premier League games, just five off the leaders, averaging a goal every 137 minutes.

Ronaldo may not have been able to win a trophy in his first year back at Manchester United, but he is not short of individual honors. This is the 13th honour Ronaldo has received since returning to Manchester United at the start of last season. These include five club player of the month awards and two Premier League awards, as well as his Manchester United top goalscorer award.
PFA Premier League Team of the Year
Manchester United Fans Player of the Year
Manchester United Goal of the Season
Premier League Player of the Month (April)
Premier League Player of the Month (September)
Manchester United Player of the Month (May)
Manchester United Player of the Month (April)

RONALDO AND PORTUGAL TEAMMATES ROGRESS TO PLAY-OFF FINAL

Cristiano Ronaldo's crusade to reach in a fifth World Cup moved a step closer to reality as Portugal scraped past Turkey but not without a serious scare on Thursday night. The Portuguese seemed to be coasting through when they went two goals up in the first half, courtesy of Diogo Jota and Otavio. But Burak Yilmaz pulled one back for the Turks and was presented with a golden chance to equalise from a penalty, in the 85th minute.

Yilmaz missed the target and Matheus Nunes went on to snatch Portugal's third in the final seconds as the visitors threw players forward with an air of desperation. Goals and personal glory eluded Ronaldo on this occasion but his team moved into the final of the Path C play-off, back in Porto on Tuesday.

WILL RONALDO END GOAL DROUGHT

One of the major questions up for answer ahead of the Premier League clash between hosts Burnley and Manchester United is the poor form of Cristiano Ronaldo in front of goal and whether he can put an end to his goal drought against the Clarets who have played a goalless draw in each of their last two games in the league since the 3-1 loss to the Red Devils in the reverse fixture. Ronaldo was one of the goalscorers in that reverse fixture as he scored the third Manchester United goal. The Portugal international has gone four games without a goal since that Burnley game. Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay and Ben Mee (own goal) were the other goalscorers for the Reds during the game with the three-time European champions racing to a 3-0 lead before winger Aaron Lennon pulled one back for Burnleywith all the goals coming in the first half.

RONALDO UNHAPPY WITH SUBSTITUTE ROLE

Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly unhappy at the end of Premier League clash between his Manchester United side and hosts Chelsea after he was restricted to a substitute role.

Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick made a big call ahead of the Premier League encounter with Chelsea as he omitted star player Cristiano Ronaldo from his starting XI for the game in favour of an extra midfielder.

Spanish national team shot stopper David De Gea kept Manchester United in the game in the opening exchangeswith two smart saves to deny Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger. The brilliance of the Manchester United goalkeeper ensured that the scoreline was goalless at the half-time break.

UCL: MESSI CLOSES GAP ON RONALDO

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Lionel Messi scored his first goal for new team Paris Saint Germain (PSG) as they claimed astatement win over Manchester City who were last season's finalists. The ex-Barcelona superstar scored the clinching goal in the second half to seal a 2-0 home win over the Premier League holders in Group A.


PSG were able to pay Manchester City back in their own coin after they were beaten in each of the two legs when the two teams met in the semi-finals last season. The Premier League champions secured a place in the final ahead of the French Ligue 1 leaders after winning 2-1 in each of the two legs to seal a 4-2 aggregate win.

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