5 players who could become the next Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is unarguably one of the greatest players of all time. He has enthralled fans for more than a decade with his scintillating performances. The Portuguese is an inspirational leader, and his passion for the game is second to none. He takes great pride in playing the game of football and gives it less than his 100%.
The former Manchester United star has been in sensational form for Juventus and is showing to the world that he can adapt to various kinds of leagues and succeed everywhere. The Real Madrid legend has scored 21 goals and assisted another 12 in 33 games. He has contributed in more than 50% of Juve's goals and that gives us a clear indication of his importance to the club.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is 34 years old and he might hang up his boots in another 3-4 years' time. The world will most certainly miss him, but there are certain youngsters who can replace him and his legacy.
#5 Mason Greenwood
Manchester United is world famous for the brilliant youth system they have developed, and it has produced yet another rising star in the form of Mason Greenwood. The 17-year-old has already been earmarked for big things in the future.
The Englishman has been compared with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin Van Persie already and that is an indication of the talent he possesses. Like Ronaldo, Greenwood is adept at playing with both feet and is equally good at taking direct free-kicks. He also has a physique similar to that of Ronaldo and has great dribbling skills.
Add to that his sheer goal-scoring ability, and you know that you have the next Ronaldo in the making. He has scored 22 goals and assisted six in 22 games for Manchester United at the junior level this season. The talented youngster can play in various positions, but his favoured ones are those of centre-forward and left winger, similar to Ronaldo. With his playing style and position so similar, one can't help but think of him as the next Ronaldo.