Utd legend comments on CR7-City talk

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With Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly close to joining Manchester City, a Manchester United legend has now claimed that he "cannot see" the move happening. 

On Thursday, it was reported that the Portugal superstar had agreed personal terms with the Citizens, and that he had already spoken to manager Pep Guardiola about his role at the Etihad.

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Ronaldo's potential move to City is a contentious subject in Manchester, though, and United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has now weighed in on the matter, revealing that he feels it is unlikely that his ex-teammate will join his former club's biggest rivals. 

"It's an interesting one, but I can't see it," Rooney told talkSPORT.  

"I think Cristiano has got a very good legacy at Manchester United and I know how proud he is as a player and a person. I can't see it, but it's football so you never know. 

"There have been a few that have done it but no one at Cristiano's level. Obviously Peter Schmeichel and Andy Cole, but I just can't see that as an option for him really. 

"Financially, of course, he doesn't need to do it. I think it's more likely that it's PSG [Paris Saint-Germain] he goes to. 

"I think you need to do what's right for you as a person, for your family, 

"Everyone knows I could never play for Liverpool or Manchester City. That's obvious but everyone's different. 

"I think people move to clubs where they don't really want to but from a financial point of view that might be the only option they have, so I might get it from some people's point of view.  

"But in terms of myself, that just wouldn't be an option."

Read: Ronaldo 'offered' R4.7m-a-week deal

The latest reports suggest that Ronaldo will leave Juventus in the current window, and the Premier League champions are now seemingly the most likely candidates to land the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's signature. 

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