Harry Maguire: Man United Star Snubs Bruno Fernandes Names Ronaldo As the Best He Has Played With

Harry Maguire: Man United Star Snubs Bruno Fernandes Names Ronaldo As the Best He Has Played With

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Manchester United star Harry Maguire heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Maguire played alongside Ronaldo for a season and a half before the latter's departure to Al-Nassr
  • Both have currently rediscovered their form in their respective clubs

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire spoke highly of Cristiano Ronaldo, labelling him as the finest player he has had the privilege of playing alongside.

Despite having had the opportunity to share the pitch with numerous other football icons, Maguire singled out Ronaldo for his exceptional abilities and impact on the game.

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Harry Maguire named Cristiano Ronaldo as the best footballer he has played with in his career. Photos by Ash Donelon/Getty Images @brfootball/Twitter
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During Ronaldo's second stint with the Red Devils, Maguire had the opportunity to witness the Portuguese star's prowess firsthand.

Ronaldo's dream return to Man United was met with some turbulence, notably following a contentious interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan amid a challenging start to the 2022-2023 season, as cited by ESPN.

Cristiano had to bid farewell to the Premier League club, eventually making a move to Al-Nassr following the 2022 World Cup.

Since then, he has displayed a reinvigorated form, impressively showcasing his skills and contributing significantly to his current team's success in the ongoing campaign similar to that of Maguire, who fell below the pecking order.

Nonetheless, he has successfully reclaimed his spot in Erik ten Hag's starting lineup, featuring in the last five matches for the club and even adding a goal to his name during this run.

When asked about the most exceptional footballer he has had the honour of playing with, the 30-year-old initially acknowledged the wealth of talent he has encountered on the field before ultimately settling on the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I’ve been fortunate to play with a lot of good players, but I’d have to go with Cristiano [Ronaldo]. Obviously he’s a legend of the game & probably the greatest ever to do it,” he said as cited by The Nassr Zone.

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Ex-Real Madrid star salutes Maguire, Onana

Sports Brief also reported that Harry Maguire and Andre Onana are the rave of the moment and are receiving applause from the football world after their heroics for Man United in the UEFA Champions League.

The two players have faced heavy criticisms recently over their performances, with the English defender losing his captaincy while the African goalie struggled to adapt.

After their heroics, former Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil took to social media and praised the two players.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.