Cristiano Ronaldo had a fantastic year in 2007, reaching heights he had never previously come close to. He fulfilled his role as a winger by assisting more goals than any player in the league, as well as finding his eye for goal, scoring the third highest amount of goals in the league. He was in the top three for both World and European Player of the Year and collected a clean sweep of the individual domestic prizes.
As I wrote about earlier this month, Ronaldo is on the up, dramatically improving on the great form of last season. Already, he is just six goals short of matching his goal tally he collected in 06-07.
Today, Ronaldo has spoken out about his ever improving form, saying he hopes 2008 is even better. “For me, 2007 will always be an extraordinary year,” he said. “I was champion of England, reached the semis of the European Cup and fought out the final of the FA Cup. I think I did a really good job of work. And I hope to do better in 2008. As usual the priority at United is the Premiership and the Champions League. Last year we had no luck against Milan in the semi-finals. I hope this year the wheel of fortune will turn in our favour. We have the means to do it.”
Following continued rumours of obscene bids from Real Madrid, United will be hoping they can cling on their Portuguese talent for as long as possible.
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