Man Utd news: Gary Neville’s Cristiano Ronaldo claims Wayne Rooney has Sir Alex quality

Gary Neville has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo would not play in a combined Manchester XI and Wayne Rooney shares a certain trait with Sir Alex Ferguson, according to Louis Saha

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Manchester United travel to the Etihad Stadium for a derby clash Manchester City On Sunday.

City currently dominate the Manchester landscape with the Blues chasing a fourth First League title in five seasons.

United legend Gary Neville has opened up about what a potential combined eleven would look like and made a call for his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo would not be part of a Manchester XI.

But, according to Peter Barnes, Ronaldo, who played for both clubs, would have been a success had he joined City last summer; He insists he would now have 25 goals instead of the 15 he notched in United colours.

Meanwhile, Louis Saha has claimed this former teammate as his own Wayne Rooney shares a special quality with Sir Alex Ferguson that will help him succeed in management.

Here are Mirror football latest Manchester United headlines.

Cristiano Ronaldo would not play in Manchester XI according to Gary Neville (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


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Ronaldo not in Neville’s Manchester XI

Ronaldo has been linked with a move Manchester City over the summer before his sensational return to Old Trafford, but United have not been close to leaders City this season.

Neville was asked by colleague Micah Richards if he would include his former team-mate in a combined eleven, but the 47-year-old had no place for the Portuguese star.

Read the whole story here.

Trait Rooney shares with Ferguson

Wayne Rooney had a lot to do in his short but dramatic time as manager.

And Louis Saha compared one aspect of his skills to that of the great Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney played under Fergie for nine years and later became one of the all-time greats at Old Trafford, ending his career as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Despite the off-field dramas in Derby County, the former England skipper has garnered plenty of praise – with Saha being particularly impressed.

Read the whole story here.

Ronaldo “would score more at City”

Peter Barnes, one of just 34 players to have played for both City and United, believes Ronaldo would have thrived on the Manchester blue side under Pep Guardiola.

Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in his second spell at United which hijacked his planned move to City last summer with crucial intervention from his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson called Ronaldo and persuaded him to return to United.

Read Barnes’ full thoughts here.

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