Ferdinand reveals the important warning Ronaldo would give to his teammates despite scoring debut brace

Cristiano Ronaldo is a modern-day perfectionist. Despite all his achievements in the game, Ronaldo is still pushing himself for more at age 37.

Ronaldo marked his return to the club with a brace on his debut, as he helped Manchester United beat Newcastle 4-1.

Despite his brace, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Ronaldo will be yearning for more and won’t be satisfied.

Ferdinand believes Manchester United didn’t play to the heading strength of Ronaldo and he’d be urging them to do so in the next game.

Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube show, Ferdinand explained: “He can jump, but again it’s about positioning of where he’s going to be to receive the ball.

“That’s one thing that I would say, not a criticism, but one thing to look at and learn from, from Man United’s point of view from the weekend’s first game.

“And I’m telling you, he’d have been in there [the dressing room] after and this week saying, ‘Listen, cross that ball! When you get opportunities to cross the ball, you put it in there because I’m aggressive and I want the ball.’

“And he knows, and it’s well documented that I’ve always said this for the last few years, the defenders in this country are not great at defending crosses. It’s not an art that is actually honed anymore.

“When I was a kid, that was part and parcel of your daily routine, defending crosses, defending the box. From what I see in games, I don’t feel players are doing that enough.

“Because when I see balls come in the box at the moment, body positions and angles etcetera are way off. And it isn’t easy as a defender, I can tell you I’ve made many mistakes in that position. But you’ve got to work at it.

“And I think he [Ronaldo] can exploit some naive defending at the moment in the Premier League.”

Ronaldo is one of the greatest headers of the game and has scored over a hundred goals with his head.

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