Graeme Souness has huge doubts about Cristiano Ronaldo’s doable Premier League return, saying the celebrity ‘won’t be the distinction in huge video games’.
The Manchester United icon is nearing a shocking transfer to their blue rivals Man City, with the Portugal captain bidding farewell to Juventus on Friday.
Supervisor Massimiliano Allegri has even confirmed the 36-year-old has requested to go away the membership ‘instantly’ and doesn’t wish to play for Juve once more.
A switch to City is predicted to be accomplished earlier than Tuesday’s switch deadline, with studies claiming private phrases have already been agreed over his contract on the Etihad Stadium.
Nevertheless, Souness says Ronaldo is ‘not the correct match’ for Pep Guardiola’s workforce.
The Liverpool legend and outspoken pundit claims the ahead won’t ‘do the exhausting yards’ within the Spaniard’s workforce, and mentioned he’ll wrestle to carry out towards Virgil van Dijk and the highest flight’s different hard-hitting centre-backs.
“I don’t assume he’s a match [for City],” Souness solely advised talkSPORT’s Jim White and Simon Jordan reside from Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium on Friday afternoon.
“If you consider the way it appeared Sergio Aguero wasn’t actually Pep Guardiola’s cup of tea, as a result of he didn’t do the work behind the ball, he didn’t put gamers below stress out of possession – Ronaldo is actually not going to provide you that.
“Each profitable workforce has gamers the place everyone seems to be working to get the ball again.
“The highest groups don’t have any passengers and should you’re taking Ronaldo presently, he ain’t going to provide the exhausting yards.
“I’ve received a doubt about it. Juventus took him to win the Champions League, however he’s not going to be the distinction within the huge video games.
“He’ll rating objectives, he’ll, as a result of he’s received a mind and he’s been so athletic all through his profession.
“However within the greater video games towards the higher centre-halves… think about placing him towards Virgil van Dijk!
“Plus, I believe the legacy he created at Man United is essential to him, and that goes out of the window in a single day if he indicators for Man City.”
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