Patrice Evra, a former Manchester United teammate, has remarked on Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable record of 60 career hat-tricks.
He scored his 50th treble for the club against Norwich on Saturday, adding to his tally of ten for Portugal. Since turning 30 years old, he has scored half of his hat-tricks.
During his first season at Old Trafford, Evra was a teammate of Ronaldo. They won three Premier Leagues and a Champions League together, among other trophies.
“30 hat-tricks before 30 and 30 hat-tricks after 30,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram after Manchester United’s 3-2 win against Norwich. “It’s time to tip the scales!” “Bro, you need more haters,” Evra responded.
Although it’s unclear whether Evra’s comments are related, Ronaldo had a Twitter exchange with Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney earlier this month. The Derby manager, who was relegated to League One with the Rams on Monday, claimed that Ronaldo’s return to Manchester had not gone as planned.
“You’d have to answer, no (it hasn’t worked) at the moment,” he remarked on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“Earlier in the season, he scored vital goals in the Champions League, including a hat-trick against Tottenham. However, I believe that, in order to lift Manchester United in the next two or three years, you must go with younger, more eager players.
“Obviously, Cristiano is getting on in years, and he’s not the player he was in his twenties.” “Two jealous,” Ronaldo replied cryptically in response to a shot Rooney had shared on Instagram of him in the Sky Sports studio.
“There isn’t a football player on the earth who isn’t jealous of Cristiano Ronaldo,” Rooney subsequently said in a Derby press conference in response.