- Roy Keane names Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and three others among the five world-class players he played with at Man United
- The Irishman won seven EPL titles among others during his 12-year reign at Old Trafford
- However, Keane does not regard Cristiano as a world-class player despite winning his first Ballon d' Or there
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Roy Keane has omitted Cristiano Ronaldo among the five world-class players he played along with at Manchester United.
The 49-year-old former midfielder spent 12 years at Old Trafford - winning seven Premier Leagues, and one Champions League titles among several other domestic silverware.
Recently, the Irishman said he played along with just five world-class players at the club but insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo was not among.
Jamie Carragher posed the question in the Sky Sports studio and Keane's answer surprised fans watching at home. Keane said:
"We never gave ourselves an opportunity to talk about players being world-class. But if I look back now, you'd have to class Giggsy [Ryan Giggs].
"I always class the world-class players as lads who were doing it for nine, ten, 11 years - obviously Giggsy's done it for a lot longer but to me, that's the key to being a really good player: you've got to be consistent.
"We see players now, they have a good month and patting themselves on the back. You have to be good for years and years, and Giggsy would have been a prime example."
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The retired midfielder described Mark Hughes as a 'brilliant striker' before adding Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona to the world-class list. He saved his old friend, roommate, and fellow Irishman Denis Irwin until last.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Dimitar Berbatov has claimed that age won't be a problem for Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo if there is a chance for him to make a return to Premier League side Man United.
There are current uncertainties surrounding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus this season as the Old Lady are currently struggling for Champions League spot.
And as Cristiano Ronaldo approaches the final 12-months of his contract at Juventus, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been linked with a move to many clubs.