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Peter Schmeichel Slams Jamie Carragher Over His 'Negative' Comments About Cristiano Ronaldo

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Peter Schmeichel Slams Jamie Carragher Over His 'Negative' Comments About Cristiano Ronaldo

Their is no love lost between Liverpool and Manchester United and two of the club's former players have different predictions on the effect Cristiano Ronaldo, having rejoined the club from Juventus.

The 36-year-old will 'get on the pitch', according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his much anticipated homecoming tomorrow at Old Trafford against Newcastle.

Jamie Carragher and Peter Schmeichel both had successful careers and during their latest form of punditry, clashed words when discussing the Euro 2020 golden boot winners return to England, with ex-Liverpool defender Carragher refusing to get caught up in in the media attention surrounding the transfer.

"I've never seen so many ex-Manchester United players almost looking love-struck by the sign of Cristiano Ronaldo so it's a huge moment for them," Carragher told CBS Sports .

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Carragher in action during the 2003-04 season against Ronaldo.
Carragher in action during the 2003-04 season against Ronaldo.

"He is one of the greatest players of all time, no doubt, but I actually think it may have a negative effect on Manchester United."

Schmeichel, who won five league titles at Old Trafford wasn't having any of it, insinuating Carragher as a supporter of Liverpool is hoping Ronaldo fails for the Red Devils.

"I think you should say, 'I hope there is a negative effect'. It's a big, big difference. I don't think there is a negative effect in that signing. I think it's a marquee signing. It's one of the best signings that the club has made in 10 years, and it's something we as fans, we've been hoping for something of this calibre."

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Carragher didn't go into the reasons why he doesn't believe Ronaldo's move will be a good piece of business. His goal record cannot be argued with. Schmeichel believes that the fact he scored twice for Portugal last week off the back of a successful season for club and country means he can no way be written off.

"People say that he's way past the sell-by date, that he wasn't as good as he has been when he was that Juventus.

"But the fact is, in his weak season, which is three years ago at Juventus, he scored 28 goals. Last season he scored 37 goals."

Peter Schmeichel lifting the Champions League for Manchester United.
Peter Schmeichel lifting the Champions League for Manchester United.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Peter Schmeichel, Jamie Carragher, Liverpool, Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo

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