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5 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo should move to Manchester United in January

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Ronaldo is rightfully regarded as the greatest of his age
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been at the top of his game for thirteen long years. While he still seems fit enough to play another five years, all he will do is expand the number of records to his credit and also the mass chunk of silverware in his trophy cabinet.

Since his record £80 million move to the Spanish giants Real Madrid, Ronaldo has never looked back. He has made sure of his name being registered as one of the greatest players ever to grace the beautiful game. Aged 32 and still going strong, the Portuguese forward's numbers have been nothing short of mind-boggling.

Real Madrid have a stellar reputation for being a ruthless club when it comes to underperforming players. Ronaldo isn't exactly having the time of his life at the moment, owing to his goal drought at the Spanish capital. Add to that his demands over a colossal contract, CR7 might already be looking at the exit door at the Santiago Bernabeu.

It would be better to weigh options beforehand and leave as a legend than suffer a fate like Iker Casillas. Here's why Ronaldo should join United in the coming winter.

#5: The boy from Palma

Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg
Asensio rose magnificently to the mantle in Ronaldo's absence

People always say it is impossible to replace a legend owing to his heroic exploits on the pitch. Being pragmatic, it is just the shining legacy of the player that blinds the fans. Like change is the law of nature, so is the ability of players to adapt to it. If we do not find replacements, we change the ways of our conduct and become used to it by hook or crook.

Nothing's different in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo. A few years back, many thought it was impossible to fill the huge boots of the star, yet Marco Asensio has something different on his mind.

The Palma-born youngster has already raised a few eyebrows with his meteoric rise in Real Madrid's pecking order. He has shown signs of being a future great with impressive performances in times of need. So much so that the Madrid fans flooded the social media by the question 'Who needs Ronaldo?', after Asensio proved influential in the El Clasico games and further in the Portuguese's absence.

To add to his praise, Zidane already regards the boy's left foot second to Lionel Messi. It is crystal clear that Asensio hasn't been intimidated by the presence of giants around him.

With all his striking emergence and Real in red-hot pursuit of Chelsea speedster Eden Hazard, CR7 should as well delve into his own future and think what the upcoming times have in store for him.

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