Reports have recently emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way out of the
This news has sent Manchester United fans into meltdown in the hope that their former hero could make a sensational return to the Premier League. With all the hype surrounding the Portuguese forward, social media statisticians Opta Joe chose to take advantage of the current speculation by posting a tweet that puts Ronaldo's remarkable achievements in to perspective.
42 - Cristiano Ronaldo was the last player to score 40+ goals (all comps) in a single season for a PL club (42 in 2007-08). Marvel. pic.twitter.com/FoXAAOSUmY— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 16 June 2017
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker is a popular figure on Twitter and is renown for his tongue and cheek comments. The former England International also likes to remind his millions of followers of his own achievements from time to time. However, his humorous yet innocent reply to this stat didn't go down too well with everybody.
Oh come on, we've all done that....oops sorry, forgot that football has only existed since the birth of PL. https://t.co/Iq5SV7xDqI— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 16 June 2017
Here's how Twitter responded:
'The last player to do it' dunno if your just thick or...— Ben Wilks (@Ben_w_123) 16 June 2017
No player has scored 40+ goals since Ronaldo in 08. How's that related to when the PL started?— Farman Bond (@Farman_Bond007) 16 June 2017
No player has shat on a football pitch since you did so you've still got that one lad— _ (@JoseMourinhod) 16 June 2017
Don't think you've quite grasped that tweet correctly there Gary pal.— Adam W (@AdamYT10) 16 June 2017
Pint of bitter Gary? What part of "since" did you not follow?— Al Fagan (@GlesgaRed) 16 June 2017
Better luck next time Gary - it's probably a good idea to turn your phone off for a couple of days until this all blows over...