Champions League club warned against signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Man Utd

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Rangers and Scotland legend, Ally McCoist, has warned Napoli against signing forward Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.

McCoist believes Ronaldo would not improve Napoli if he joined the Serie A side.

Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United is currently uncertain.

The Portugal captain returned to the club’s training ground at Carrington ahead of their Europa League tie with Sheriff on Thursday.

The former Real Madrid star was banished from the matchday squad by Man United manager Erik ten Hag for their Premier League 1-1 draw against Chelsea last Sunday.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had expressed a desire to leave Man United during the summer, but he was eventually forced to stay put, with Napoli named among the potential suitors for the 37-year-old in the upcoming transfer window in 2023.

“I don’t know why Napoli would take him [Ronaldo]. I genuinely don’t know why,” McCoist told talkSPORT.

“I have seen enough of Napoli this season to say that they are on top of their game and they had another brilliant result at the weekend, beating Roma 1-0 away from home. They are flying on all fronts.

“I might be wrong and he might go there. I don’t see what he would bring to Napoli at this moment in time.”

McCoist continued: “Ten Hag has taken over Manchester United and his job is to rebuild the team and get them up the league. Anybody can tell you that Ronaldo isn’t going to be a part of that building process, so this problem should’ve been snuffed out, in my opinion.

“People will say he scored 17 goals or 18 goals. I know he did, but the problem shouldn’t be there because it should’ve been dealt with by United in the summer.”

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