Cristiano Ronaldo will be dominant in the Premier League for the coming years, according to Manchester United favourite Teddy Sheringham.
Ronaldo has started life back in Manchester in fine form, scoring three times in two matches. Last Saturday, the 36-year-old was on target twice in his second debut at Old Trafford, propelling the Reds to a convincing 4-1 win over Newcastle United.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus hitman added to his impressive league performance with an early goal to put United in front in the Champions League against Young Boys on Tuesday as well, but couldn't prevent his new side from falling to an embarrassing defeat.
And Sheringham, who holds the record as the oldest ever player to score a Premier League hat-trick, has backed Ronaldo to continue his impressive goalscoring form.
"I think he can keep it up," Sheringham told the Daily Star.
"Once you get past 36, with the ups and downs of the Premier League, it's tough being kicked and getting yourself up for the next game.
"But he knows what it's all about and knows how to score a goal - he's going to be alright.
"The main thing when you get to 33 or 34 is to make sure that you're not carrying any weight - and he's definitely not doing that. He's also not had any major injuries, and he's still got the desire. Those three things are massive if you want to carry on playing.
"It's got nothing to do with the money. He wants to enjoy getting the most out of his body and getting the most out of his career. I can see him carrying on like this throughout the season, next season and possibly even until he's 39 as well."
Ronaldo was the jewel in the crown of a busy transfer window where United also signed Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
Sheringham believes his old club will not have enough to win the Premier League title despite drafting in undoubted world-class quality.
"I don't know if it makes them genuine title contenders. It's a lot to do with the manager as well," he added.
"You're coming up against other very good managers, who also have very good teams.
"Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea has made a massive difference, we all know about Jurgen Klopp, and I love Pep Guardiola.
"You've got to get Ole Gunnar Solskjaer up to that level. He's got the talent in his squad to match them player for player, but that little fine-tuning from the manager could be the difference for me."