Roy Keane, a former Manchester United captain, has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be able to lead United to the Premier League title.
On Friday afternoon, the Red Devils revealed that they had reached an agreement with Juventus to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
When Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 for a then-world-record sum of £89 million, he became the club’s latest Galactico.
He’s had a lot of success at Real and the Old Lady, but Roy Keane isn’t persuaded that his presence at United will bring him the same level of success.
“I think it’s excellent news for United, the fans, and the Premier League,” he stated on Sky Sports.
“He is, without a doubt, still a world-class player… He’s a shrewd individual. He’s returning to United in order to win prizes.
“I don’t think he’ll make a difference in terms of winning major trophies – Man United’s midfield difficulties remain the same with or without Ronaldo – but an FA Cup or League Cup is more than doable.
“He’ll be looking for more. In the locker room, he’ll bring a winning attitude… He’s changed his strategy and is now a winner.
“I see a lot of positives, and I’m sure he’ll improve them, but in the overall picture, I still don’t believe Man Utd is ready to win the title.
“I don’t think they’re going to suddenly close the deficit.”