EPL: Ten Hag makes goal prediction for Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has predicted that 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo can score over 20 goals this season.
The Portugal striker scored 24 goals in competitions for Manchester United last season.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward scored his third goal of the season for the Red Devils’ in their 3-0 win against Sheriff on Thursday.
Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford and Ronaldo were the scorers in the game that put the Red Devils in good position to finish top of the group.
Ten Hag, who banished Ronaldo from the main team prior to their 1-1 draw against Chelsea over the weekend, said the Portuguese superstar could match his goal tally from last season.
“I think when you collect all the chances he creates, the team creates for him in the last weeks,” Ten Hag told reporters.
“You see he’s still capable of getting in the right positions and he’s still capable of finishing them. I think it’s possible, yeah.”