‘Why I preferred playing with David Beckham over Cristiano Ronaldo’ – Former Manchester United star explains

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has explained why he had a better bond on the pitch with David Beckham compared to Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville broke down why he preferred playing with Beckham.

He explained per Daily Mirror: “Well I never saw Ronaldo, Beckham was better to play with because he actually played with you.

“Ronaldo, that was one of the things about him, he was never in front of you. the odd time he was you could make quite a lot of dummy runs around the back of him. He was a great individual who could play all across the front line.

“I think obviously the partnership with Beckham was something that was special. But Ronaldo at two or three years at Old Trafford was absolutely incredible.”

Neville and Beckham helped United to treble glory in 1999 and five other Premier League titles before Beckham’s departure to Real Madrid.

Ronaldo won three Premier League titles and the Champions League in six years, as well as the Ballon d’Or in 2008.

Like Beckham, Ronaldo swapped Manchester United for Real Madrid before he returning to the club in the summer of 2021.