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Graeme Souness: ‘Ronaldo will struggle in big Premier League games’

Sat 28 August 2021 | 6:16

The Sky Sports pundit labels Cristiano Ronaldo as he raises doubt over his surprise switch to Manchester United.

Manchester United announced on Friday

 that they completed the signing of 

Cristiano Ronaldo

 from Juventus as they hijacked him from their bitter rivals, Manchester City.

Yesterday 

Ronaldo 

had a change of heart when he decided to join Manchester United instead of their rivals. But speaking earlier in the day when Ronaldo seemed destined to be heading to the Etihad, Liverpool’s icon, Graeme Souness, was doubtful that the transfer could happen.

 

I don’t think he’s a fit [for City],

” Souness told 

talkSPORT

.

“If you think about how it appeared Sergio Aguero wasn’t really Pep Guardiola’s cup of tea, because he didn’t do the work behind the ball, he didn’t put players under pressure out of possession – Ronaldo is certainly not going to give you that.

“Every successful team has players where everyone is working to get the ball back.

“The top teams don’t have any passengers and if you’re taking Ronaldo at this time, he ain’t going to give you the hard yards.

“I have got a doubt about it. Juventus took him to win the Champions League, but he’s not going to be the difference in the big games.

 

On 

Ronaldo's 

quality at the age of 36, 

Souness 

added: 

“He’ll score goals, he will, because he’s got a brain and he’s been so athletic throughout his career.

"But in the bigger games against the better centre-halves…imagine putting him against Virgil van Dijk!

“Plus, I think the legacy he created at Man United is very important to him, and that goes out of the window overnight if he signs for Man City.”

 

Ronaldo can make his debut when the 

Red Devils face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday

.


source: talkSPORT

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