There’s one thing about the great former Barcelona and Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson, and that’s when he talks, football people listen.
Ronaldo – greatest player Robson ever managed
And today Bobby says that Spanish striker Fernando Torres, who Newcastle approached in August, 2005, at the time they were trying to buy Michael Owen, is as good as Brazil’s Ronaldo, whom Bobby managed at Barcelona.
Bobby always thought the Brazilian was the best football player he ever managed.
In his column for the Mail on Sunday, Robson wrote the following today:
“I have always said that the best player I ever managed was the Brazilian Ronaldo when he was in his pomp at Barcelona.”
“The biggest compliment I can pay Torres is that at times against (Manchester) United he reminded me of Ronaldo.”
“From the moment, he sensed Nemanja Vidic was dwelling on the ball, there was no doubt in Torres’s mind he was going to score. He has such pace and finesse, he makes scoring goals look easy at times.”
“There was a time you knew Ronaldo, when he was going through one-on-one, would score. It was the same with Torres when he saw Edwin van der Sar ahead of him.”
“You knew what was coming and Torres provided a brilliant finish.”
It was a tremendous display by Liverpool at Old Trafford yesterday, when they hammered the Red Devils 4-1, and deserved the win.
In their last two league games, Manchester United have now conceded 5 goals, while in their previous 26 league games they had conceded only 11, so that’s how good Newcastle and Liverpool are. 😀
And Torres and Gerrard, when they both play for the Reds, make Liverpool a different and much better team.
The way Torres took his goal yesterday was world class, and if there is a better striker than this lad in the world, we’d like to see who he is. Even though he looks quite frail physically, Fernando can take the physical challenge of the Premier League and his skills and goal poaching abilities are just awesome.
He’s a joy to watch and at £26M, and whatever Liverpool paid for the lad – he’s a bargain.
Oh, and wasn’t it somehow good to see Manchester United whipped yesterday – that’s good for the game, but we wouldn’t expect Manchester United fans to agree with that now, would we?