A Tale of 2 Footballers

For a long time, it seemed like a “mission-impossible” to match Cristiano Ronaldo’s 42-goal haul in the 07/08 season, but Wayne Rooney looks set to match or even break that record with 32 goals so far. At the rate he is scoring and with more than 8 matches to go, who would dare bet against him?

Truth to be told, I was pretty worried when Ronaldo left. After all, he single-handedly contributed to about a third of Manchester United’s goals for the past 3 seasons.

But Rooney has really stepped up and surpassed all expectations. Now it is left to see if he can emulate Ronaldo in the trophy department too, doing a Premier League and Champions League double as in 07/08, and even the World Cup. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

 

While Rooney and Co are doing pretty well at the moment, having just knocked AC Milan out of Champions League with a 3-0 win (6-2 on aggregate) and sitting at the top of the EPL table, our old boy Ronaldo is having mixed fortunes at Bernabeu.

 Yes, he is still soaring and scoring, but Real Madrid were knocked out of the second round of Champions League for the umpteenth times. They might be currently joint top in the La Liga, but their result in Europe is just not good enough for a team that prided itself as the club of European football.

I mean, after spending astronomical figures to snap up the best players in the world, one would expect them to at least advance to the semis, and not bowing out at such a early stage to some unknown French club.

I wonder if the Portugese Peacock is regretting his decision to leave the Red Devils now?

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