Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday claimed that Ronaldo’s excellent free kick goal in United’s 2-0 win over Portsmouth, was the best ever in Premier League history. The Lord of the Ferg drooled:
“Have I seen a better free-kick in the Premier League? No, that must be the best.
“It was within two or three inches of the junction of the crossbar and post. No goalkeeper would have saved it.
“It was a marvellous hit. Ryan Giggs used to take them for us and so did David Beckham.
“But Cristiano’s strike rate is definitely the best — it’s phenomenal.
“It was a fantastic performance — one of our best of the season. I can’t believe it only ended up 2-0.”
And as for the man himself, Ronnie chirped:
“That was probably my best-ever goal. I work on this in training and I am very pleased to score.”
So was Ronaldo’s effort the best ever in the Premier League, and can it really be possible that he has already scored 27 goals this season?