Man Utd legend Denis Irwin says Cristiano Ronaldo is no ordinary 36 year old

While Irwin was obviously supporting the Irish on Wednesday night, the United hero was otherwise amazed by Ronaldo’s efforts and our former full-back can’t wait to see him in red once again.

“I think everybody knows that he is a fantastic goalscorer, he always has been and he always will be, and he is getting better and better in that respect,” Denis told Sky Sports News on Thursday. “People might question him because he is 36 but he has really looked after himself, you can tell that. 

“I know Mother Nature catches up with you, I know the Premier League is the most physical league in the world for me, it is 90 minutes of pace, and he is not the same type of player he was going back to when he first joined United, in the first part of his career, but he will certainly score goals in the Premier League this season and I think the United fans are excited about him coming over. 

“We remember he gave six great years, he went from being a boy to a man and he has gone on to do great things at Real Madrid and Juventus, with different techniques and different qualities in each league. He knows the Premier League and I think United fans are so looking forward to it, and I think you saw that with the support at the game away to Wolves last Sunday.”

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