Add one to the list, besides Mbappé and Vincius, the star who admires Cristiano

The Portuguese star has inspired a whole generation of players who are now among the elite

By William Estrella

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It is no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo's best years are behind him, for although the 39-year-old Portuguese striker maintains an enviable physique, it must be accepted that he is no longer playing at the top of the game. However, his legacy looks set to live on for many years to come, as he has inspired many players who are now the world's biggest stars.

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Kylian Mbappé, for example, has never hidden his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, whom he has referred to as his true idol. Photographs of the French star as a child in his room with pictures of CR7 on his wall have even become well known. But Mbappé is not the only one, as there are other stars who have made public their admiration for the Portuguese.

Vinicius Junior, star of Real Madrid, has also said in the past that Cristiano Ronaldo has been a great influence on him, particularly now that it is he who wears the number 7 jersey in the Merengue team. And so, we can find other great players who are now in the elite, saying that Cristiano Ronaldo has inspired them.

However, now one more has emerged. This is one of the great young promises in European soccer and that, curiously, came to try to fill the gap left by Cristiano after his sudden departure from Manchester United. He is Rasmus Hojlund, a 21-year-old Danish striker who arrived at the Red Devils in last summer's transfer window in exchange for 74 million euros.

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"He's my idol": Rasmus Hojlund on Cristiano Ronaldo

We all know that Cristiano Ronaldo did not leave Manchester United on the best of terms, this due to the fractured relationship that developed with Erik ten Hag. However, the mark he has left is so big that the new Red Devils striker, Rasmus Hojlund, admitted that CR7 has always been his idol. Besides him, Alejandro Garnacho is the other United player who also acknowledges that his idol is the Portuguese star.

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