How do you replace a player like Cristiano Ronaldo?

How do you replace someone who’s averaged 50 goals a year over nine seasons? Back in 2009, when Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid, Manchester United learned how hard it can be when they slumped to second place after three league titles in a row.

At that time Ronaldo hadn’t even scored that many, at least not compared to his form at Madrid, the club he has left as their all-time top scorer with 450 goals in 438 games. To whomever takes his shirt: good luck, you’ll need it.

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