Pep: Ronaldo will be scoring goals at 75

English Premier League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reserved some special praise for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the Manchester derby on Saturday.

Ronaldo received a lot of praise this week after rescuing a point for the Red Devils in their 2-2 draw with Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

The two goals on Tuesday took Ronaldo's tally to nine goals in 10 starts since his return to Manchester this season and Guardiola is well aware of the Portuguese's scoring abilities over the last decade.

"He will score goals all his life," Guardiola told Sky Sports. "He will be 75 years old, maybe retired, but he would be at his own barbecue playing a game and he'll score goals.

"These types of guys, like [Lionel] Messi, like him, what they have done in the last decade in world football scoring goals and goals and goals and helping their team win, it speaks for itself.

"It's good for the Premier League that he's back. United belongs to Cristiano and Cristiano belongs to United. It's a good fit. It was in the past. Maybe it will be in the present and the future. We'll see."

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