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Premier League top scorer odds: Ronaldo now heads betting

Cristiano Ronaldo has been introduced into bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds as 3/1 joint-favourite after rejoining Manchester United.

The Portugal superstar claimed Golden Boot glory back in 2008 when netting 31 times for the Red Devils, helping them to one of his three title triumphs.

Ronaldo struck 84 goals in 196 Premier League appearances over six seasons during his first stint at Old Trafford.

He returns a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and has signed a two-year deal with the option of a third for an initial fee of £12.86million.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident his new recruit can still shine at the age of 36 and said: “You run out of words to describe Cristiano.

“He is not only a marvellous player but also a great human being. To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level for such a long period requires a very special person.

“I have no doubt he will continue to impress us all and his experience will be so vital for the younger players in the squad.

“Ronaldo’s return demonstrates the unique appeal of this club and I am absolutely delighted he is coming home to where it all started.”

United already have other Golden Boot contenders, with Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood both scoring three times so far and quoted at 14/1 and 33/1 respectively.

Michail Antonio is the man to catch on four after striking in West Ham’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace and he can be backed at 25/1 here.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on three after scoring from the penalty spot in Everton’s 2-0 win at Brighton and is rated a 16/1 chance.

Salah closing in on century

Former table toppers Mohamed Salah and Jamie Vardy have two apiece and are 5/1 and 25/1 respectively in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds.

Salah, who lifted this trophy in 2018 and 2019, took his career tally of top-flight goals to 99 with a successful spot-kick as Liverpool drew 1-1 with Chelsea.

Vardy, the 2020 winner, grabbed the opener in Leicester’s 2-1 victory at Norwich, curling home after a slick move.

The former England international also picked up an assist for Marc Albrighton’s decider at Carrow Road.

Albrighton said of his 34-year-old team-mate: “His weight of pass and vision was absolutely incredible so my job was to stick it in the net once it got to me, which luckily I did and that won us the game.

“On the bus going there, he did say he was going to lay one on a plate for me so he did call it and it has come true.

“I don’t know if Vards is psychic or not but he has a lot of quality. Even at the age he is now, he doesn’t seem to be ageing on the pitch.

“He has had to change his game in certain areas but he has and that pass – it is the weight of pass.

“It will go unnoticed but not by people who know the game and especially his team-mates,” he told the club website.

Harry Kane, who prevailed for the third time last season, has yet to get off the mark for Tottenham this term and is out to 6/1.

Chelsea new boy Romelu Lukaku has one goal to his credit and is 3/1 joint-favourite alongside Ronaldo.

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