Juventus can win Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, says Wayne Rooney

Elena Summers
August 24, 2018

Ernesto Valverde has said that Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus could be a turning point in his rivalry with Lionel Messi.

"Of course, in the beginning of my career he was so important to me because I moved from Sporting to Manchester and I had that Portuguese mentality - too many stepovers, decision-making was not the best", Ronaldo said.

Juventus paid €100 million ($114.37 million) to sign Ronaldo, who made his league debut in their 3-2 win at Chievo last Sunday.

"As I've said many, many times, he taught me everything".

Still, there were positive signs in Verona when Ronaldo appeared to link up well with his new teammates, especially attacking fullback Alex Sandro.

Ronaldo has famously donned the No 7 jersey for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal during his career. "So I'm surprised in a good way as the club helped me and of course Cuadrado accepted it well". "We'll go step-by-step and then we'll see if it's this year, next year or the year after that".

But Fergie polished him into a brilliant player winning the Ballon d'Or and Champions League with United, as CR7 scored a sensational 42 goals in the 2007-08 season.

However, the 33-year-old's shirt will bear the No 7 after Cuadrado proved willing to give it up and switch to No 16.

Aspas has enjoyed a fruitful season with 22 goals in La Liga this season, his performances were good enough to earn the veteran a spot in Spain's World Cup squad, ahead of the likes of Aduriz and Pedro. I hope that with my experience with my motivation, my goals, I can teach him some stuff, but you know he is going to be whatever he wants.

"He's very competitive. He's like me as a child".

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