Jamie Carragher puts Cristiano Ronaldo LAST as he rates George Best, Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona as Man United’s greatest No 7s – leaving Micah Richards speechless at ‘absolute nonsense’
- Jamie Carragher says Cristiano Ronaldo is fourth-best Manchester United No 7
- The Liverpool legend listed George Best, Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona above
- Carragher argued they did more for club than the five-time Ballon d’Or winner
- Fellow pundit Micah Richards labelled the bold claim as ‘absolute nonsense’
Jamie Carragher has listed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo as last in his top four players to wear the number seven shirt for Manchester United.
The former Liverpool defender was asked to name the best players to don the iconic Red Devils shirt, listing George Best, Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona as greater players for United.
As Carragher tried to explain the snubbing, Micah Richards blasted his fellow pundit’s bold claim as ‘absolute nonsense’ after Ronaldo’s glittering career at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009.
Jamie Carragher has listed Cristiano Ronaldo as last in his top four Manchester United No 7s
Speaking to CBS Sport, Carragher said: ‘I think Ronaldo comes fourth on that list. I think he’s last on that list,’ to which Richards quickly responded saying: ‘That is nonsense. That is absolute nonsense.’
In an attempt to expand on his claim, the pundit claimed: ‘Well I think I think you’ve either got George Best or Bryan Robson, for me, would be number one.
‘George Best, he said so himself, was the best player in the world at the time.
Carragher thinks George Best, Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona pip Ronaldo in the list
Fellow pundit Micah Richards blasted Carragher’s bold claim as ‘absolute nonsense’
‘But Cantona, for what he did for Man United in the Premier League and where Manchester United are now, has to be above Ronaldo.
‘Bryan Robson – he was Manchester United. You talk about him not winning a trophy as the others did, he carried that club for 10 years. He was England captain, captain marvel, England’s best player.
‘He got so much more respect because he stayed with United and he just got to the end of his career and won the Premier League.’
Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, winning eight major honours, including three Premier League titles, and scoring 118 goals before continuing his sensational career at Real Madrid and Juventus.
Fans were quick to lean on Richards’ side in the debate, with @MKDLAVOVI writing ‘(sic) Your having a laugh Jamie..’ and @Chrismartin1984 writing ‘That’s mental. He’s number one by miles.’
Another fan, @sahiloberoi also pointed out ‘Ronaldo won his first Ballon d’Or with United but sure thing.’
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