Ex Manchester United, Gary Neville has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo does not warrant a place in Manchester City’s starting XI based on current form.
The 47-year-old former defender was asked if he agreed or disagreed with the statement: “No Man United players would get into Man City’s starting XI.”
“I can go through them: Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Walker – better than all of United’s back four,” Neville said in a video for LadBible.
“Midfield: Fernandinho, Rodri – better than United’s holding midfield players.
“Bernardo Silva, Gundogan – Bruno’s the only one who could [be considered] over the last 12-18 months – but De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling … I can’t put Bruno in front of Bernardo Silva at the moment and De Bruyne.”
“You can’t put Ronaldo in at the moment,” Neville added.
Ex-City star Micah Richards disagreed, saying “If Ronaldo was in City’s team, he’d already be on 20, 25 goals,”
Neville responded: “Who are you dropping? “Foden? Sterling? Mahrez? De Bruyne?”
Ronaldo has only managed to find the back of the net once in his last 10 appearances for United.
Manchester City welcome their neighbours, Manchester United later today and will be hoping to complete the league double over United for just the second time under Pep Guardiola.