Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester United, insisting that the 36-year-old adds to an already ‘fantastic’ pool of players in the Premier League.
Ronaldo was officially unveiled as Manchester United’s fourth and final signing of the summer on deadline day and will face off against Liverpool again this season, having often been relied on by the Old Trafford faithful when the two sides met before.
Robertson, who was on the losing his of the Champions League final against Ronaldo in 2018, has not been swept away by the romance of Ronaldo’s homecoming but instead insisted he is ‘not too bothered’.
“There’s a lot of fantastic players in the Premier League, and Ronaldo’s just adding to that,” Robertson said in his pre-match press conference, as seen above.
“We’ll kinda let Man United fans and everything worry about that. Obviously, their prince, or king, is returning I suppose, and it’s about them to get excited for it.
“I’m not too bothered about it until we have to face them because I’ve played against him before and he’s a fantastic player and one that needs your full attention.
“Man United have got world-class players all over the pitch and they’ve just added another one to it. Like I said, I’ll worry about that when we play Man United soon.”
Ronaldo is currently away on international duty with Portugal but could make his Premier League debut on September 11, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomes Newcastle United to Old Trafford.
The first meeting with Robertson’s Liverpool comes next month on October 24, with Jurgen Klopp’s side making the trip to Old Trafford for the latest rendition of the age-old rivalry.