It’s not often Graeme Souness has something positive to say about Manchester United, but something less surprising is that it has nothing to do with Paul Pogba.
The former Liverpool midfielder turned Sky Sports pundit makes no secret his dislike for Pogba, but when it comes to Cristiano Ronaldo it’s a complete different story.
Souness believes the arrival of Ronaldo will help United challenge for the Premier League.
"Training will be different"
"I see United going up and challenging for the championship with him in the team"
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The 36-year-old was top scorer in Serie A last season and managed to score five goals during the European Championships. I think he will be aiming for the 2022 Qatar World Cup at the very least, and this move ensures that he continues playing at the very top.
Roy Keane was also sat in the studio and couldn’t hide his excitement over the transfer. He spoke about how the younger players at United will be looking up to Ronaldo this season and how it can only help them.
Souness stresses that “training will be different” when Ronaldo returns.
“I see United going up and challenging for the championship with him in the team,” Souness added.
The former Liverpool man could just be trying to pile the pressure on United early on in the season, but adding Ronaldo to the team should give us a better chance to do damage this year.