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Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo Makes 2021/22 Premier League Team Of The Season

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Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo Makes 2021/22 Premier League Team Of The Season

The PFA Premier League Team of the Season has been announced, with Cristiano Ronaldo the only Manchester United player to make the team.

The 37-year-old re-joined the Reds at the beginning of last season and was the standout player in a poor side that finished in sixth place in the Premier League.

Ronaldo scored 18 goals in the league and had three assists. Only Son Heung-min and Mo Salah (23) scored more than the Portuguese striker.

His campaign started well as his second debut in United colours ended with a brace against Newcastle in a 4-1 victory.

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Cristiano Ronaldo on his 'second-debut' for Manchester United. (Alamy)
Cristiano Ronaldo on his 'second-debut' for Manchester United. (Alamy)

Then, Ronaldo went onto score in a tight 2-1 victory against West Ham in the following match.

Although, in the next 21 league games, the United legend managed just six goals, he did get those three assists in this timeframe though.

It was the last stretch of the campaign under Ralf Rangnick where he really stepped up the gear.

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In his last seven appearances, Ronaldo scored nine goals, which included two hat-tricks against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur.

The club legend showed up in the big games across the campaign, contributing directly to nine goals against 'big six' opposition.

His first year back in England since 2009 might've ended in failure from a trophy standpoint, but Ronaldo can be proud of his personal performances, and his placement in the Team of the Year is an example of how well he has adapted back to the toughest league in Europe.

The team includes six Liverpool players, three Manchester City players, one Chelsea player and Ronaldo.

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The full XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Antonio Rudiger, Joao Cancelo; Thiago, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne; Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Cristiano Ronaldo

The United man has squashed recent rumours of an Old Trafford exit after the club dropped into Europa League spots after their dismal league campaign.

While there were suggestions that the man dubbed as "Mr. Champions League" would not play in Europe's second-rate competition, he has come out and said that he is happy at the club.

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"I was happy, of course, to be back in a club that really raised my career, so it was unbelievable, the feeling when I came back again. It was nice to feel the supporters - the happiness of them was great." He told club media last week.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored 18 goals for Manchester United in the Premier League last season. (Alamy)
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 18 goals for Manchester United in the Premier League last season. (Alamy)

"I was and still am very happy to be here, and what I have to say to the fans is they are amazing. Even when we lost games, they always support us, they always are with us. The supporters are always in my heart and it's the people that we all should respect because they are always on our side.

"For me, the most important thing is to try to win the games and try to win some championship or some cup but I believe that Manchester will be where they belong. As I say before, sometimes it takes time but I still believe."

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United

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