Ronaldo: from best player to pariah

Adrian de León
3 min readAug 20, 2022
Photo by Portuguese Gravity on Unsplash

Jurgen Klopp recently said that a week in football is like 10 years. Just over a week ago, Manchester United had not yet lost their first two opening games — including a 4–0 drubbing away to Brentford — and Ronaldo was seen by everyone as the club’s most potent attacking threat. Ten years ago, Ronaldo was the world’s most potent threat, a man-made goal machine, a key, if not vital, component of any successful team. A week…

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