Comparing Cristiano Ronaldo’s 20-21 stats with Man Utd’s current forwards

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It’s one of the most sensational transfer stories of the summer: Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United

The Portuguese icon will return to Old Trafford after leaving for Real Madrid back in 2009. Since then he’s become one of the prolific goalscorers in the history of the game, winning four Champions League titles with Los Blancos and a pair of Serie A titles at Juventus.

But he’ll turn 37 midway through this season – does he still have it? What will he offer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side? The statistics tell us he should offer quite a bit.

We’ve taken a look at his stats from his final Serie A campaign with Juventus and compared them with the corresponding Premier League data of their existing options – Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Daniel James and Anthony Martial – and the Bundesliga numbers of fellow summer signing Jadon Sancho.

Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo – 29
Marcus Rashford – 11
Edinson Cavani – 10
Jadon Sancho – 8
Mason Greenwood – 7
Anthony Martial – 4
Daniel James – 3

Assists
Jadon Sancho – 11
Marcus Rashford – 9
Edinson Cavani – 3
Anthony Martial – 3
Cristiano Ronaldo – 3
Mason Greenwood – 2
Daniel James – 0

Minutes per goal
Cristiano Ronaldo – 96.6
Edinson Cavani – 137.2
Jadon Sancho – 258.2
Mason Greenwood – 260.9
Marcus Rashford – 266.2
Daniel James – 274.6
Anthony Martial – 372

Minutes per goal or assist
Cristiano Ronaldo – 87.5
Jadon Sancho – 108
Edinson Cavani – 105.5
Marcus Rashford – 146.4
Mason Greenwood – 202.8
Anthony Martial – 212.6
Daniel James – 274.6

Chances created per 90 mins
Jadon Sancho – 2.9
Marcus Rashford – 1.3
Cristiano Ronaldo – 1.2
Edinson Cavani – 0.8
Anthony Martial – 0.8
Mason Greenwood – 0.5
Daniel James – 0.5

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Jadon Sancho – 3.3 (55%)
Marcus Rashford – 2.3 (50%)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 1.9 (63.1%)
Anthony Martial – 1.9 (61.2%)
Mason Greenwood – 1.5 (57.7%)
Daniel James – 1.1 (52.4%)
Edinson Cavani – 0.3 (42.9%)

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Jadon Sancho – 56.7 (82.4%)
Marcus Rashford – 34.7 (79.2%)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 31.7 (82.1%)
Mason Greenwood – 29.8 (81.2%)
Anthony Martial – 25.5 (83.1%)
Daniel James – 24.6 (81.3%)
Edinson Cavani – 19.2 (74.8%)

Shots per 90 mins (inside penalty area)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 5.4 (2.8)
Mason Greenwood – 2.7 (1.9)
Jadon Sancho – 2.3 (1.8)
Marcus Rashford – 2.2 (1.2)
Anthony Martial – 2.1 (1.5)
Edinson Cavani – 1.5 (0.9)
Daniel James – 1.3 (0.8)


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