Commentary on Cristiano Ronaldo's Man Utd return gives hint to what fans can expect from Peter Drury covering the Premier League
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One moment of commentary from Peter Drury describing Cristiano Ronaldo's return to the Premier League is reminding fans what they can expect from him next season.
On Saturday fans in Britain were left surprised by the news that the legendary Martin Tyler was leaving Sky Sports and would no longer be on commentary.
The 77-year-old was most famous for his famous words at the end of the 2011/12 season, when Sergio Aguero scored the title winning goal in injury time for Manchester City.
There was no doubt that Tyler's shoes would be tough to fill but Sky have made a good go of it by announcing Drury as the successor.
The commentator has an amazing knack for causing goosebumps to develop all over the viewers body with his poetic and brilliant lines.
Drury responded to Kostas Manolas' winner by exclaiming: "Roma have risen from their ruins! Manolas, the Greek God in Rome! The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes!"
But he's also covered Premier League games in similarly passionate ways in the past, with some fans remembering how he greeted Ronaldo's return to England in 2021.
Peter Drury will replace Martin Tyler on Sky Sports— 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐫 🇶🇦 (@UtdEra_) June 18, 2023
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12 years after Ronaldo left Old Trafford for Real Madrid he returned from Juventus to a lot of fanfare at the Theatre of Dreams.
He came out for his first game against Newcastle United to a rapturous welcome from the fans and a piece of perfect poetry from the commentator.
"Madeira, Manchester, Madrid, Turin and Manchester again," Drury started by listing the five time Ballon d'Or winner's former locations.
"Reeved in red. Restored to this great gallery of the game. A walking work of art.
"Vintage. Beyond valuation. Beyond forgery or imitation.
"18 years since that trembling teenager of touch and tease first tiptoed onto this storied stage now in his immaculate maturity. CR7 reunited!"
His tone and tempo along with the words really bring an amazing gravitas to any occasion and fans can expect that to continue throughout his time on Sky.