Thierry Henry Names Man United Star as The All-Time Best Champions League Striker

Thierry Henry Names Man United Star as The All-Time Best Champions League Striker

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a stunning football career that has seen him win a number of accolades
  • The Man United striker is currently the all-time highest Champions League scorer with 135 goals to his name
  • According to Thierry Henry, Ronaldo does not get the credit he deserves as one of the best finishers of his generation
  • Henry further claimed Benzema, who has scored 71 Champions League goals is the second-best striker in the competition

Thierry Henry has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo has the best Champions League striker in the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on September 25, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Ronaldo is currently the all-time highest Champions League scorer with 135 goals to his name. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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Ronaldo is no doubt one of the finest footballers of his generation, thanks to an array of individual and team awards he has won.

The Portuguese talisman has won an incredible five Ballon d'Or awards across his illustrious football career and a record five Champions League titles.

Despite Man United's recent poor run of results, the forward has already notched three goals in three Premier League matches.

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Ronaldo was also on target during Man United's disappointing 2-1 defeat against Swiss side Young Boys in the Champions League.

Henry, who equally had a brilliant football career believes the Portugal international is, without doubt, the best striker in the European elite competition.

According to the Arsenal icon, Ronaldo has to be given credit for what he has achieved in his stellar career thus far.

"You have to give this guy a lot of credit, why? Because simply what he has done with the national team, what he’s doing right now for United," he told CBS Sports.
"What he has been doing for Juve, Real Madrid and United before, it is second to none if we’re talking about a No.9, you have to give him his respect," he added.

The Frenchman went on to name Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema as the second-best striker in the Champions League, with Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski third best.

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Meanwhile, Ronaldo will be looking to continue with his stunning start to life at Man United when the Red Devils take on Villareal in their second UCL group fixture on Wednesday, September 29.

Auba copies Henry

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported Aubameyang channelled his inner Thierry Henry after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gabonese attacker pulled Henry's famous in front of the Frenchman who was in attendance.

Henry responded by applauding the gesture as he watched his side hammer Spurs from the stands.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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