Bookies have their say on just how far Cristiano Ronaldo can carry Manchester United this season

The Portuguese forward has already bailed Manchester United out multiple times, but just how much can CR7 achieve this season?

Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return hasn't gone as well for the club as it has for the player himself.

United are currently struggling in the league, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fighting for his job. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has already claimed two Player of the Month awards at Manchester United, including the October edition.

To emphasise just how important Ronaldo's goals have been for the Red Devils this season, each of his nine goals across the Premier League and Champions League have had a huge impact on the result - either to put United ahead, to equalise or to win the game.

Ronaldo recently stole the headlines again for United in their Champions League clash with Atalanta. His first strike levelled the scores in the first half, and his second again clawed his side back to 2-2 to gain a vital point in Italy.

He's a player who has often had the final say in matches throughout his career, but with the rest of the Manchester United team struggling to match his standards, just how far can Ronaldo carry them this season?

Ranging from individual awards to Golden Boots, and even the Premier League title, Planet Sport takes a look at the latest odds surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo.

Top scorer in the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Villarreal, Champions league

Cristiano Ronaldo's 139 goals in the competition ranks him first in the list of scorers, and he's shown his class in Europe again this season for Manchester United.

The Champions League is the platform for the world's best, so there's no surprise Ronaldo stands out above his rivals.

Not only does the Portuguese striker rank first for goals, but he also leads the way in terms of assists in the Champions League with 42.

This season, Ronaldo has netted five in four for United, including a brace in Bergamo against Atalanta.

That leaves him joint-third in the scoring charts, level with Mohamed Salah and trailing only to Sebastian Haller and Robert Lewandowski.

If United continue to progress in the tournament, there's no reason why Ronaldo can't stake a claim as the top scorer. But that's a big if - United look far from their best, and it only seems a matter of time before Ronaldo can't bail them out.

Nevertheless, if Ronaldo can carry United into the later rounds of the competition, his 8/1 price to be the tournament's top scorer is a lot more appealing.

Top scorer in the Premier League

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Manchester United vs Tottenham in the Premier League

Ronaldo only arrived back in England once the season was underway, but despite his rivals being handed a head start, he still sits joint-fourth in the scoring charts with four goals.

His latest came in United's 3-0 win over Tottenham, where he also registered an assist for strike partner Edinson Cavani, but he still has a way to go if he is to catch Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool's Egyptian star has already reached 10 in the Premier League, and shows no sign of slowing down.

If Ronaldo is to catch up to Salah, then he'll need United to get their season back on track sooner rather than later. The difference between the two sides was clear as day in Liverpool's 5-0 win at Old Trafford.

If the African Cup of Nations goes ahead, then Salah's time on international duty could provide Ronaldo with a golden chance to catch up, but recent rumours suggest the tournament's chances of going ahead are up in the air.

That leaves the duo to fight it out for the top spot, and even then the likes of Jamie Vardy (7), Michail Antonio (6) and Sadio Mane (6) are currently ahead of United's talisman.

But if there's any player capable of making up the ground then it's Cristiano Ronaldo. He managed to win the Serie A Golden Boot last season with 29, and if he can replicate those numbers he has a good chance of winning the award come May.

He is currently priced 13/2 to win the Golden Boot, while Salah is the favourite at 5/6.

PFA Player of the Year

Another individual award Ronaldo will have his eyes on come the end of the season is the PFA Player of the Year award, currently held by Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

Ronaldo previously won the award in 2006/07 and 2007/08, and no player has won the award three times.

However, if Ronaldo is to seriously throw his name in the hat then he'll need Manchester United to start climbing the table - four of the last seven winners have come from a title-winning side.

Salah again leads the way in this one at 5/6.

Portugal to win the World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, World Cup qualifier

Ronaldo also recently became the highest goalscorer internationally after netting a brace against the Republic of Ireland.

Since then, he's taken his tally up to a remarkable 115 goals for Portugal. And fresh from their Euro 2020 disappointment, CR7 will be looking to bounce back for the 2022 World Cup.

His Portugal side fell to a 1-0 defeat in the round of 16 against Belgium in the Euros, but Ronaldo still managed to win the Golden Boot at the tournament with five goals and one assist to his name.

If Ronaldo is able to replicate that form in the World Cup, and Portugal are able to draw on their winning experience in Euro 2016, then they stand a good chance of competing in 2022.

Currently they are priced at 16/1 to win the competition, and while the Golden Boot market is unavailable for now, we can assume Ronaldo will be among the favourites there too.

To win the Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo, Ballon D'or, 2015

The 2021 Ballon d'Or is just around the corner, and Ronaldo will be eager to win his sixth award in order to level the playing field with archrival Lionel Messi.

With the award given to the best player in that calendar year, Ronaldo may struggle to throw his name in the hat after missing out on silverware in both the Euros and the Champions League.

Ronaldo didn't even enjoy his usual domestic success, with Juventus only managing a fourth-placed finish in Serie A last season.

So without any team trophies to boast of, Ronaldo is relying purely on his individual accolades this year. Sure, his goalscoring has been typically excellent, but perhaps not enough to topple the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah.

They make up two of the three favourites, with Lewandowski leading the way at 8/15 and Salah sat third at 14/1. Wedged between them is Ronaldo's GOAT rival Messi at 11/8, who has a Copa America to show for this year.

Champions League and Euros winner, Jorghino, takes the spot as fourth favourite, while Ronaldo sits behind former Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema at 40/1.

The Ballon d'Or ceremony takes place on November 29but with the votes cast before then, time is running out for Ronaldo to make his mark.

Ronaldo to score first against Manchester City (or anyone)

Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd Man City May09

As previously mentioned, all Ronaldo's goals this season have counted for something.

He has especially enjoyed taking centre stage in the Champions League, scoring late winners against Villarreal and Atalanta (at home) and a late, late equaliser in Bergamo.

So it would make sense to back Ronaldo in the last goalscorer market against Manchester City on Saturday, right? Wrong.

In the Premier League, the Portuguese has yet to score the final goal in any of his seven appearances.

What he has done, however, is score the opener in two of them - against Newcastle and Tottenham. He also scored United's first in their Champions League defeat to Young Boys and his side's first in their 2-1 win over West Ham.

With all eyes on the city rivals in Saturday's early kick-off, it would be no surprise for Ronaldo to make his mark early again.

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