EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo would have scored 25 goals now at Manchester City – Barnes

Former England international, Peter Barnes, has told Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo that he would have scored 25 goals now had he joined Manchester City instead of the Red Devils.

Ronaldo was close to joining Man City but Man United swooped in late to re-sign him from Juventus last summer.

The five-time Ballon d’ Or winner started well at Old Trafford and scored six goals in his first four games for the club in all competitions.

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However, Ronaldo has hit a bit of a rough patch lately.

The Portugal captain has scored just one goal in his last ten games across all competitions for Man United.

Speaking ahead of Man United’s Premier League derby against Man City on Sunday, Barnes believes Ronaldo, 37, would have had more service at Pep Guardiola’s side.

“His goal record is great for a 37-year-old, but I think if he had come to City, he’d probably have 25 goals now because the good players there would have found him a lot easier,” Barnes told The Mirror.

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“They would have had the vision and the technique to put him in, whereas I think some of the players at United simply don’t have that vision to put him in on goal.”

Barnes added: “Then there’s the other argument that his legs have gone and he’s not got the pace he had four or five years ago. I think what’s probably got him frustrated is that he’s not had the same service he’s been used to in the past and people haven’t seen him.”

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