Speaking to Lord Ping, Gary Pallister said: “What a player Cristiano Ronaldo has been over the years. I was looking at it last year thinking ‘how is this going to plan out’. He still scored a bag full of goals for a team that was struggling.
“If he was playing for a better side, you wonder how many more goals he would have scored. He’s just a machine when he comes to that. I thought his best form was certainly towards the end of the season.
“I thought his general play was much better than the early part of the season. I thought he realized he was going to have to work a bit harder. He was prepared to help his teammates and he still scored the goals.”
Ronaldo finished the 2021/22 campaign as Manchester United’s highest goal scorer, finding the net 24 times in all competitions (18 in the Premier League).
The 37-year-old is expected to honour his contract and stay at Old Trafford for at least one more season to work under new manager Erik ten Hag.