Juventus genius Cristiano Ronaldo turned 36 on Friday yet stays as deadly as could be expected in front of goal and he is top scorer in Serie A having scored multiple times in 16 games.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been contrasted with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and listed as one to keep playing into his forties by previous Real Madrid wellness mentor Giovanni Mauri.

Yet, in spite of the Portuguese’s fine count, Juve get themselves seven points behind class pioneers AC Milan, who have their very own productive veteran.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will turn 40 in October and keeps on opposing his age with a surprising take of 12 goals in 10 Serie A games.

Mauri – who worked with Ibrahimovic at Paris Saint-Germain and Ronaldo at Real Madrid – hailed the two aged front men and tipped the last to keep playing for some more seasons.

Mauri told Tuttosport : “When he [Ronaldo] arrived in Italy, I said he is a player out of the norm. He’s settled in and he continues scoring.

“He is following the method we proposed him in Madrid where rest is a fundamental part of the training.

“Rest doesn’t only mean to sleep. It’s not passive, but it’s made of specific exercises that aim to reach muscular, mental and articular wellness.

“I’ve worked with many footballers on their forties, from [Paolo] Maldini to [Alessandro] Costacurta.

“When I was at PSG I was sure Ibrahimovic would have played until 40 years old. They are all athletes with great flexibility despite their strength.

“Ibra has got a dancer’s mobility despite a weight of almost 100 kilograms.

Cristiano Ronaldo is part of this category and can play until he’s 40.”