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Ex-Man Utd striker explains how aging Ronaldo remains lethal as ever

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The 36-year-old forward is leading the race for Capocannoniere and is one of the frontrunners for the European Golden Boot.

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t care about getting in “pretty positions” and just prioritizes his goal tally, according to Louis Saha.

Saha attempts to explain the Juventus star’s efficiency in front of goal late in his career as he advises Anthony Martial on how to save his Manchester United career.

Martial has been having a poor season. The Frenchman has struggled to convert chances and often goes missing in games, scoring only seven goals from 33 games in all competitions so far this term.

And the ex-Red Devils striker, who won two Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy during his four-year stay at Old Trafford, has asked his compatriot to model himself on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

“Martial naturally comes to the ball to try and help his team in a certain way, but I don’t feel like he helps himself,” Saha told talkSPORT.

“When you look at [Edinson] Cavani he gives a lot of energy and sometimes sacrifices himself on the back of good positions.

“That’s the strength of Cristiano now. He’s at the end of his career and he completely prioritizes how he can score many goals.

“He doesn’t want to be pretty or in nice positions, he just tries to disturb the game, distract the defenders and go to the box. That’s it.”