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Cristiano Ronaldo 'Will Struggle Against Virgil van Dijk', Says Graeme Souness

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Cristiano Ronaldo 'Will Struggle Against Virgil van Dijk', Says Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness believes returning Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo will struggle against Virgil van Dijk.

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Man United have agreed a deal for Ronaldo to complete his sensational return to Old Trafford.

But former Liverpool man and Sky Sports pundit Souness has big doubts about Ronaldo.

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He's not convinced the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will be the difference in crunch clashes while citing his spell at Juventus.

Souness continued by claiming that the 36-year-old will fail to impose his game against better defenders like Liverpool's Van Dijk.

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He told talkSPORT: "Every successful team has players where everyone is working to get the ball back.

"The top teams don't have any passengers and if you're taking Ronaldo at this time, he ain't going to give you the hard yards.

"I have got a doubt about it. Juventus took him to win the Champions League, but he's not going to be the difference in the big games.

"He'll score goals, he will, because he's got a brain and he's been so athletic throughout his career.

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"But in the bigger games against the better centre-halves... imagine putting him against Virgil van Dijk!"

Well, Ronaldo hasn't got long to wait before coming up against the colossal Dutchman.

Man United host Liverpool on October 24 in what will be billed as Ronaldo vs. Van Dijk.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football, Manchester United, Virgil Van Dijk, Graeme Souness, Cristiano Ronaldo

Nasir Jabbar
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