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Maguire labels new teammate Ronaldo as the greatest player ever

Ann-Marie Donelan
Ann-Marie Donelan

06:00 1 Sep 2021


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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has described Cristiano Ronaldo as the best the game has ever seen.

The defender has been speaking for the first time since Ronaldo's sensational return to the club on transfer deadline day.

Maguire is currently on international duty - preparing for England's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Hungary in Budapest on Thursday.

He says he's excited about the signing and that'll bring a boost to younger players in the squad.

“Yeah, of course it’s amazing.

"For me, [he’s] the greatest player to have played the game.

“It’s amazing to have him at the club and I’m sure he’s going to have a huge impact on and off the field and many players can look and learn and improve.

“Obviously he’s going to improve our team as well with his goalscoring record.

“No, it’s amazing to have him at the club and I’m looking forward to meeting him in a few days.”

As well as Maguire, 0ther members of Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side have also been giving their reaction to the 36-year-old's return.

Luke Shaw has said he believes Ronaldo gives the club ‘a massive lift’, while Paul Pogba said he would help bring the levels up with his quality and experience.

Goalkeeper David De Gea said iIt’s like a dream for all the Manchester United fans, for us.

“To have him back it is going to be great, you can feel [it] in the atmosphere.”

Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games during his first spell with the club.

Taking to social media on Tuesday after the return was confirmed he said that he was 'back where he belongs' and dedicated the move to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"PS - Sir Alex, this one is for you..."


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