‘I’m not buying this Ronaldo theory’ – Rio Ferdinand says

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has claimed that he doesn’t buy the theory that Manchester United are a better side without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Some have claimed that United are a better side without Ronaldo, and that the Portuguese has upset the rhythm of the team.

However, Ronaldo proved his quality with a hat-trick that helped Manchester United beat Tottenham 3-2 over the weekend.

Ronaldo has also scored some crucial goals that have helped the team in the Champions League this season, and Rio Ferdinand believes United wouldn’t have come this far without him.

“Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Man United would not still be in the Champions League,” Ferdinand told Mirror Football.

“Are United a stronger team without him? I cannot agree with that at all.

“If he is not playing with Man United then they would have gone out in the group stage.

“A player with his ability and his talent, who is as decisive as he is, who has shown it over the years and this season that he can make the difference.

“Man United are not a team who are in the position to think, ‘ok, we are too good to have someone like that in our team’.”