To further highlight how prominent an attacking figure he was for United in the league, nobody else at the club had as many shots at goal as the veteran’s 108.
With the attacker’s contract at United set to expire next summer, at which point he’ll have hit the age of 38, the current transfer window could give the club the chance to bring in what could be their dream heir for Ronaldo.
One player who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford and who could have a chance of filling the Portugal legend’s metaphorically enormous boots is Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix.
Labelled an “outstanding” player by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Felix has shown that he has the credentials to play for one of Europe’s top clubs.
Also, should Erik ten Hag be able to convince the 22-year-old to come to Old Trafford and play alongside his fellow countrymen Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, the versatility that Felix has shown throughout his career would make it easier for the new United boss to get him in the same team as those two players.
Playing alongside the duo at club level, like he has done for Portugal, could then see the youngster become a very important figure for the Red Devils in the future and potentially be their next version of Ronaldo.
If Ten Hag wants to make a real statement signing at his new club before the season starts and bring in a player like Felix who has the potential to be a long-term star for them, then the Old Trafford hierarchy should definitely make an approach to Atletico to see if they would be willing to negotiate a deal for the young attacker.