Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has skipped Cristiano Ronaldo to name his best striker at Manchester United.
The table is turning for Manchester United’s and the world’s most decorated football star, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has witnessed a deep slump in his career since rejoining Manchester United from Juventus.
The sudden dip in Cristiano Ronaldo’s form and his poor rating is not only a bias by pundits and fans; even his teammates who trained at Carrington have attested to his low rating under the Erik Ten Hag deep press system.
Dean Henderson, Manchester United goalkeeper, who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest Dean Henderson, 25, has confirmed Ronaldo’s slip as he skipped the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward to name his best striker in the Man United squad.
Dean Henderson contended that Marcus Rashford, 24, is the deadliest striker he has faced at the Carrington training ground while at Manchester United.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Dean Henderson maintained that Rashford is the deadliest hitter of the ball and knows how to give the goalkeeper a tough time.
“Rashford can slap it, mate. Marcus will be eight yards away, he won’t care you’re in the way, he’ll just slap it straight at you,” he said.
From Manchester United football academy to the Carrington training ground, Dean Henderson had come across the most dreaded and prolific strikers in football – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard, Lukaku, Memphis Depay, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani, and the most feared of them all – Cristiano Ronaldo.
He had skipped them all, including Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo to pick Rashford as his best striker for Manchester United.
Rashford would not have come close to Cristiano Ronaldo in the Dean Henderson’s rating if it was still the in-form Ronaldo, that won the La Liga, Serie A, Premier League, and the Ballon d’Or five times.
Since Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, things have not remained the same as he struggled to find his place and start under Erik Ten Hag’s new system.
This season, Cristiano Ronaldo has started three Manchester United matches and is yet to record a Premier League goal.
His first goal for Manchester United this season came in Moldova in the Red Devils’ second Europa League clash with Sheriff Tiraspol.
Ronaldo converted a spot kick to double the lead after Jason Sancho had put Manchester United ahead early in the first half.
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford has been on top of his game this season. Rashford has wrestled the first-team starting forward from Cristiano Ronaldo.
In addition to his 96 goals in 306 appearances for Manchester United, Rashford has scored three goals in six Premier League matches for Manchester United this season.
Rashford scored against Manchester United’s top opponents, Liverpool, and helped Erik Ten Hag end Mikel Arteta’s unbeaten record by bathing a brace and delivering an assist.
Hence, based on the current form of Ronaldo and Rashford so far this season, the rating from Dean Henderson is not misplaced, as Rashford has outclassed a struggling Cristiano Ronaldo this season.