Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand continued to defend his former colleague, Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the sharp drop in the Portuguese level during the recent period.
Speaking on YouTube, Ferdinand said about some of Manchester United’s crises, especially after suffering a disappointing 3-1 defeat by Aston Villa: “He did not do the best against Aston Villa, but time will give us all the answers at the end of the season. We have to look at the goals in the end. And what he did for the team.
He added: “He is not currently shooting on goal as I know him, but there are normal highs and lows throughout the season, the struggle now is a fitness struggle for him, if he plays well in the World Cup he will come back stronger, but in general you don’t know how many games you need to get back in shape! “.
And he added: “It is difficult to reach the level of players who participate sustainably and you are only training, matches are full of loads other than training.”
And he concluded: “Players are judged based on the goals they scored, I mean here the strikers, Ronaldo will only be judged according to this standard, and by the way, I do not expect any of the Manchester players, including Ronaldo, to play at the level we expect at the moment.”