Cristiano Ronaldo names three Manchester United legends in his best XI of teammates
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 19
Cristiano Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues as part of a front three with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema (Photo: Getty)

has revealed his best XI made up of his teammates past and present which includes three legends.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has played alongside some of football’s greatest ever players during his 21-year career at the top of the game.

In collaboration with , the 38-year-old forward recently named a starting XI composed of his best teammates and the side might raise a few eyebrows.

Unsurprisingly, there are no players from Ronaldo’s current team Al-Nassr, nor his boyhood club Sporting Lisbon, but he has also not included any of his fellow Portuguese stars, not even those with which he won Euro 2016.

Instead, he has stuck purely to teammates from his spells at United, Real Madrid and Juventus, with legendary Los Blancos goalkeeper Iker Casillas in-between the sticks.

Fellow Real legends Sergio Ramos and Marcelo are at full-back, with United’s Rio Ferdinand partnering Giorgio Chiellini at the heart of the defence, with the latter being the sole Juventus star in the XI.

In midfield, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, who still play for Real today, line-up alongside United legend Paul Scholes.

Ronaldo played among some of United’s greatest of all-time including Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand (Photo: Getty)

Ronaldo formed the famous ‘BBC’ forward line at Real alongside Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema and he has included the pair alongside the Red Devils’ all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney.

It is a formidable team that few would be able to argue against based on their ability on the pitch though the inclusion of Rooney may have surprised some given his war of words with Ronaldo earlier this season.

Back in November, Ronaldo had his infamous interview with Piers Morgan where he lashed out at United’s manager Erik ten Hag, his then teammates, the club’s owners and his former teammates who had criticised him.

Wayne Rooney and Ronaldo were a deadly duo at Man Utd (Photo: Getty)

The Portuguese superstar said: ‘I don’t know why he [Rooney] criticises me so badly… probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at a high level.

‘I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true…’

by saying: ‘It’s not criticism, what I’ve said is age comes to all of us, Cristiano is finding it hard to deal with that.

‘He’s done an interview and it’s gone global. Some of the comments are a bit strange but I’m sure Man United will deal with it once they see the full interview and take whatever action they need to take.’

United subsequently terminated his contract early, with Ronaldo later signing for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr despite wanting to sign for a Champions League club initially.


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