Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage believes that ‘every team in the world’ would want a player like Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo in their side.
Manchester United’s number seven is set to face Wolves tomorrow for the first time in 18 years following his last appearance against the black and gold of Wolves in January 2004.
In the reverse fixture between the sides in August, which the Red Devils won 1-0 through a Mason Greenwood strike, the away fans were singing ‘Viva Ronaldo, Viva Ronaldo’ throughout the clash at Molineux.
After looking like he was heading to the blue side of Manchester, things changed very quickly and it was announced that Ronaldo was set for an emotional return back to Old Trafford.
As well as Lage, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be coming up against Wolves’ Portuguese contingent, where he will be looking to crush his compatriots.
Speaking ahead of the clash at the Theatre of Dreams, Lage has spoke in glowing terms about Ronaldo and his appetite for the game despite everything he has already achieved in football.
Speaking via the club’s official website, Lage said: “When you have a player like him who can score goals, I really don’t know how old he is because he started to play very young, and he continued to play at the same level.
“For sure, he will be focused and motivated on the game to score goals because he’s a machine in that sense, he wants to score and score and score, and he lives and he plays for that.
“He’s a massive player and I think every team in the world would want a player like him.”
With 14 goals and three assists from 21 appearances, stopping Ronaldo is going to be a big test for Wolves’ backline.
But with five clean sheets from our last seven games and only 14 goals conceded from 18 Premier League games, Bruno Lage’s men will believe they can frustrate Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United.
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