You will not win Premier League title even with Ronaldo Barnes tells Man United. Liverpool legend, John Barnes has said that Manchester United cannot win the Premier League title this season despite the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to their set-up.
Ronaldo made his way back to Old Trafford last week after leaving Juventus.
During his first spell at Old Trafford, Ronaldo won the Champions League, Premier League titles, among others, including his first ballon d’Or.
Manchester United finished second behind rivals Manchester City last season and many believe Ronaldo’s arrival has seemingly boosted their chances of winning the Premier League this term.
But Barnes is not convinced, although he still believes it is a ‘good move’ for all parties.
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John Barnes brief profile
Birthdate: 7 November 1963
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Other clubs: Sudbury Court, Watford (1981-87), Newcastle United (1997-99), Charlton Athletic (1999)
Bought from: Watford
Signed for LFC: £900,000, 12.06.1987
International debut: 28.05.1983 vs. Northern Ireland
International caps: 79/11 (48/8 at LFC) – 06.09.1995
Liverpool debut: 15.08.1987
Last appearance: 11.05.1997
Debut goal: 12.09.1987
Last goal: 19.04.1997
Contract expiry: 13.08.1997
Win ratio: 54.79% W:223 D:104 L:80
Games/goals ratio: 3.77
Honours: League Championship 1987/88, 1989/90; FA Cup 1989; League Cup 1995; FWA Footballer of the Year 1988, 1990; PFA Player of the Year 1988
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 16 / 3
League games / goals / assists: 314 / 84 / 78
Total games / goals / assists: 407 / 108 / 101
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“From the point of view of the prodigal son returning home it’s fantastic,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets via Metro.
“Of course, they’re not getting the Cristiano Ronaldo that they had or that Real Madrid had.
“But getting back a talisman and one of the greatest players that ever lived – not so much now because he’s 36 and on the way down – is a good signing for them.
“How will it affect the other players? They’ve seen one player leave already in Dan James and we’re probably not going to see as much of Marcus Rashford. Is that going to help the balance of the team?
“We don’t know, so we’ll have to wait and see. I think a lot of it had to do with nostalgia. Obviously, he’s a very good player, don’t get me wrong.
“If he’s going to cost as much as his salary costs and he’s going to help for a year, from a financial point of view they can afford it presumably.
“I don’t necessarily think it will make them any better in terms of winning the league,” he said.
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Ronaldo club honours
Clubs: Manchester United (2021-present); Juventus (2018-2021); Real Madrid (2009-2018); Manchester United (2003-09); Sporting Lisbon (2002-03)
Premier League titles: 3
FA Cup: 1
English Football League Cup: 2
La Liga titles: 2
Copa del Rey: 2
Spanish Supercup: 2
Uefa Champions League: 5 (four with Real Madrid, one with Man Utd)
Uefa Super Cup: 2
Fifa Club World Cup: 4 (three with Real Madrid, one with Man Utd)
Portugal Super Cup: 1
Supercoppa Italiana: 2
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Serie A titles: 2
Ronaldo international honours with Portugal
Uefa European Championship titles: 1 (2016)
Uefa Nations League titles: 1 (2019)
Joint-highest international goalscorer (109 goals)
All-time leading scorer in European Championship history (14 goals in 25 tournament matches)
Euro 2020 golden boot winner
Ronaldo – 5 wins: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008
Ronaldo’s European Golden Shoe awards
2007-08: 31 goals
2010-11: 40 goals
2013-14: 31 goals (shared with Luis Suarez)
2014-15: 48 goals