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Cristiano Ronaldo & Blaise Matuidi.

Blaise Matuidi explains how Cristiano Ronaldo set an 'example' after Man Utd win

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Cristiano Ronaldo has well and truly found his feet at Juventus.

The Portuguese completed a €100m move from Real Madrid in the summer and there was a consensus that he would perhaps struggle to adapt to Serie A.

However, he has proven all the doubters wrong, scoring seven goals in his first 10 games in the Italian top-flight.

His return after 10 games is the best since John Charles 61 years ago.

Juve's hefty investment for a 33-year-old is already paying dividends, with their social media following growing enormously since Ronaldo's arrival.

The rest of the squad have also spoken nothing but positively about his arrival.

And Blaise Matuidi is the latest member of the team to reveal something brilliant about the impact Ronaldo has had.

“We were all dead tired after the match against Manchester United and the day after, except Cristiano,” Matuidi told RMC Sport.

“He’s been working like crazy ever since he got here. He’s been at it more than anyone else and he told me he ‘had to’ behave like that.

Ronaldo celebrates vs Empoli

“That’s why at 33, he’s been an example for all of us and given us an extra stimulus. His influence isn’t limited to his work during the week.

“He’s also crucial over the 90 minutes. He can do things that others can’t to help improve the team’s game.

“Everyone feels much stronger alongside him. He’s a leader in this sense.”

At the age of 33, Ronaldo is still the fittest member of the squad - impressive stuff.

Ronaldo in action vs Man Utd

The Portuguese flattered to deceive at Old Trafford that night, but his work rate was noticeably brilliant throughout.

Looking at his form and physique at this moment in time, Ronaldo could easily be playing at the very highest level until he is 40 - barring any serious injury.

Juve's next game is against Cagliari on Saturday as they look to maintain their six-point lead at the top of Serie A.

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Blaise Matuidi
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Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo
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