Luis Suarez breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible record after scoring 16 goals in first 17 games for Atletico Madrid

LUIS SUAREZ has broken Cristiano Ronaldo's goal record of scoring 16 LaLiga goals in the fastest time.

The Uruguyan netted two goals as Atletico drew 2-2 against Celta Vigo on Monday night.

That took him to 16 goals in 17 league games – Ronaldo managed 15 in the same time in 2009/10 with Real Madrid.

And the stunning form that sees him comfortably at the top of the goalscoring charts will raise further questions about why Barcelona let him go.

After six goal-laden seasons at the Nou Camp, Suarez was given the boot by new boss Ronald Koeman.

The 34-year-old's acrimonious exit upset best mate Lionel Messi who in turn handed in a transfer request to stun the football world.

He later withdrew the request, but his contract expires at the end of the season and he doesn't look like agreeing another with Manchester City favourites to sign him.

Suarez, meanwhile, is ripping things up with table-toppers Atletico.

And it has been revealed that Manchester United were banned from signing Suarez for free due to a clause in his contract at Barcelona.

United were one of several clubs that the Uruguayan wasn't able to join after his Catalan exit.


Suarez was linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer but with his ties to Liverpool, it was not likely to happen.

He was also found guilty of racially abusing United legend Patrice Evra in 2011, making the move impossible.

Other clubs on the list included Real Madrid, Man City and PSG, according to ESPN.

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