Cristiano Ronaldo may no longer be a Manchester United player, but his contributions in the Europa League are still noticeable.
The 38-year-old, who now plays for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr, played in all six of United’s group stage matches before his acrimonious split.
Before that, he scored two goals and assisted a further two as Erik ten Hag’s side finished second in their group behind Real Sociedad.
United have played two more games in the competition since then, beating Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.
However, Ronaldo is still leading the way for some of the competition’s attacking contributions on the continent this season.
As revealed on the club’s website, the Portuguese legend’s 30 shots are more than any other player in the Europa League.
United star Marcus Rashford is the competition’s joint-highest scorer with four goals alongside Braga’s Vitinha, Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder and Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez.
However, he could be on course to win the Golden Boot, with Gimenez the only one of the top four scorers still left in the competition.
Casemiro has been one of United’s best signings in recent seasons, and his midfield prowess has been clear to see in the Europa League.
His 19 blocks are the most by any player in this season’s tournament, with Union Berlin star Jannik Haberer closest with 17.
He is their brick wall.
Ten Hag’s side face Real Betis in the last-16, with the first leg coming at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
Having knocked out Barcelona, United are undoubtedly one of the favourites to win the Europa League alongside Premier League leaders Arsenal.
They could therefore be destined for further silverware this season following their Carabao Cup triumph.
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