'Man City dodged a bullet with Ronaldo'

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Manchester City dodged a bullet by not signing Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a former Citizens star.

The Portuguese forward has bagged 14 goals in 21 appearances during his second stint with the Red Devils, who currently sit four points adrift of the top four.

City were heavily linked with a move for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner at the start of the season, but Trevor Sinclair is glad they did not sign him up.

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“I’m starting to think that Manchester City dodged a bullet by not signing Cristiano, I really think that,” Sinclari told talkSPORT.

“You look at some of the players that are struggling for form at Manchester United, young players, Sancho, Rashford, they’re really struggling for good performances.

“Course you can [blame Ronaldo for that]. Know your role, know your role. You’re a footballer, you’re hired by the football club.

“Keep your mouth shut because at times that’s the best thing to do. He’s causing a lot of problems at the football club.

“Not just his lack of goals in recent times, but the fact that Ole’s gone and Michael went in and dropped him for a game.”

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