Ronaldo is a unique player, says Gento

The legendary attacker has praised the former Manchester United star, while fellow Madrid legend Pirri was equally positive about the Portuguese

Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento has voiced his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo following the Portugal international’s impressive goalscoring exploits.

The prolific attacker equalled Gento’s record of 182 goals with his hat-trick against Sevilla on Saturday to become the club’s sixth most prolific player, and the 79-year-old is thoroughly impressed with the former Manchester United star.

“Watching Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch is a delight,” Gento was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

“He’s a unique player that will mark a period with all of the goals he’s scoring. I would have loved to have played with him.”

Meanwhile, Pirri, who sits eighth in Madrid’s list of all-time goalscorers, is equally full of praise for Ronaldo.

“He’s a fantastic player. Not only is he a born striker with both feet but for me he’s also the most complete player in the world.

“He’s powerful, fast, vertical, he jumps high for headers, he’s got a great strike and an enormous ability on the sides, he works hard, defends…”

Ronaldo has netted 24 goals in 22 La Liga appearances so far this term.

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