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Gary Lineker Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Is Greatest Ever Premier League Player

Gary Lineker Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Is Greatest Ever Premier League Player

Graeme Souness caused controversy in the build up to the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City by claiming David Silva was the best ever Premier League player, Gary Lineker has responded to say it's Cristiano Ronaldo.

If you say any football opinion in the world it's pretty certain you'll be able to find someone to disagree with it, no doubt there's someone who thought Vincent Kompany shouldn't have been sent off on Thursday night or that Jose Mourinho should still be Manchester United manager.

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In the office our two favourite subjects for debate are either the traditional Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi and the lesser seen 'which club is bigger than which' with our resident Bolton Wanderers usually taking the most abuse, 'Club X are bigger than Bolton,' 'No, no, no, no!' 'And so are Club Y,' on and on it goes.

On Thursday night Graeme Souness opened up a new debate, for once not about Paul Pogba, when he claimed, "David Silva has an argument to be the best Premier League player ever," much to the disagreement of many on Twitter.

It's not taken too long for Gary Lineker to chime in with his opinion and the Match of the Day presenter seems to have got closer to the mark with his suggestion of Cristiano Ronaldo:

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Some would argue that Ronaldo's best years didn't come till he signed for Real Madrid, where he won four Ballon d'Ors and four Champions League titles, but he was still excellent at Manchester United.

The 33 year old is only one of two players to have won the Ballon d'Or at a Premier League club, Michael Owen being the only other, and scored 42 goals in one season as United won a league and Champions League double.

Ronaldo helped United to the Champions League and scored in the final. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo helped United to the Champions League and scored in the final. Image: PA Images

Silva didn't have one of his best games against Liverpool but his cohorts were in fine form and Souness also suggested that Fernandino was the best defensive midfielder in the league, something the Brazilian backed up with his performance.

It's an interesting debate to work out who the best Premier League player ever is. Ronaldo is the best player to have played in the league but does that include his time in England?

Topics: Gary Lineker, Liverpool, Football News, Manchester United, English Football, Premier League, Juventus, Michael Owen, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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