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'For The First Time, Ronaldo Looked Like a 36-Year-Old'

A former Chelsea star had some heavy criticism for Cristiano Ronaldo, who he claimed looked a like a 36-year-old against Leicester City.

Read: Report: Man Utd Make Decision On Solskjaer After Shock Loss

After claiming the Premier League Player of the Month award for September, Ronaldo has failed to score in his last three league encounters.

The performance against Leicester came just days after he bagged a hat-trick for Portugal in a World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg

"I get what you mean about Ronaldo," Cascarino told TalkSPORT when asked if the deal will backfire. "

Did they necessarily need him? I think Ole felt from last season, 'we need someone who is going to have big moments for us, lift the stadium', and the euphoria around Ronaldo coming to the football club and have a little bit more of an edge.

"I get why he's done that. Let's still remember, Ronaldo is still a top player. He did not have a particularly good game [on Saturday]. Look, he played 90 minutes on Tuesday [for Portugal] and he did, for the first time ever, look like a 36-year-old [against Leicester].

"I don't say that too often. You know, people said a few weeks before he [Solskjaer] shouldn't have left him out [against Everton] and I thought that was a golden opportunity, but because of that criticism and Alex Ferguson saying 'Why didn’t you play your best team?', I actually felt he [Ronaldo] looked off the pace [against Leicester].

"Maybe with the travelling and playing the game at 36 years old... Like I said, it's only the first time I've seen him and gone: 'Wow, he looked off the pace today'."

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