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Aston Villa boss Smith: No Ronaldo surprise for my players against Man Utd

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says his players will be well prepared for Cristiano Ronaldo when facing Manchester United today.

The 36-year-old possesses the remarkable statistic that he has scored 1.50 goals for every 90 minutes he has played and has scored every 60 minutes but Smith hasn't revealed a specific game plan to stop Ronaldo.

"All our players are professional footballers so if they don't know about Cristiano Ronaldo then I have got a problem," Smith said.

"Over the last 10-12 years they should've been watching him very closely as one of the top players and they'll certainly have an idea of what he's about.

"I think he's shown already in the short amount of time back that he's been in the Premier League, he's hit the goal trail and the types of goals he scores are for all to see so the concentration levels for our players have to be right on it because he is a proper goal scorer."


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