Ex_Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has tips the club to battle for the,
Premier League crown with Cristiano Ronaldo back in the squad.
Ronaldo and Rooney starred together at Old Trafford, winning three consecutive titles,
between 2006 and the Portuguese’s exit in 2009 and also lifting the Champions League in 2007-08.
And with the striker now gearing up for his second spell at the club,
his ex-colleague has no doubt that he will prove pivotal to their efforts.
“What impact will Ronaldo have? An enormous one,
I think he’s still one of the best players in the world,”
“I think we’ve seen in the game against Ireland that’s what he does,
last couple of minutes he scores two goals, two great headers, so he can have a massive impact on this league.”
“I think United are finally ready to go and challenge for the title,
and I really feel they have to this year,” Rooney added.
“[Ronaldo’s] going to be a big player, I think he’ll have very big moments,
in the season and I’m sure he’ll score a lot of goals.”
“I follow Manchester United, I want them to do well,
and I think it’s great for them that they’ve brought Cristiano back,”
“I think his mentality will rub off on the younger players especially, so I think it’s great timing.
“I think Cristiano will know himself it’s not going to be as simple,
or as straightforward as it was in Spain or in Italy for him.
“It’s a physical league, he knows, he’s played in it, so I’m sure he’s prepared,
and he’s ready to go and score goals again for Manchester United.”