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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire explains what he has in common with Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester Evening News



Manchester United captain Harry Maguire praised Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the start of the Premier League season, as he acknowledged they both know what it is like to have their careers heavily scrutinised. United begin their campaign at home to Brighton on Sunday, with speculation mounting as to what extent Ronaldo will feature. The Portuguese ace played for just 45 minutes in pre-season and missed the tour of Australia and Thailand due to ‘family reasons’. Ronaldo told United he wanted to leave the club before the start of pre-season but it seems more than likely that he will stay at Old Trafford. When asked what the 37-year-old brings to United, Maguire simply told Sky Sports : “Goals.” ALSO READ: Keane names Ronaldo clause agent should’ve added He then added: ” Cristiano is a magnificent player and magnificent character to have around us. I know what it is like to have a lot of media speculation around me but he takes the majority of it. “Everything he does is obviously scrutinised to a degree. I think this is what you get when you play for this club [due to] the size of the club. “On the other hand when things are good you get a lot of praise. That’s football, that’s the sport that we play, there is a line that can be crossed and there are things we can do in this country to prevent that.” READ NEXT: Get all the latest United news here Ten Hag hits out at Ronaldo question Brazilian giants interested in Ronaldo Ronaldo, Maguire and Rashford most abused on Twitter Stam makes Maguire admission

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