Rooney says Ronaldo wont ruin legacy by joining City but says "you never know"

Wayne Rooney doesn't believe Cristiano Ronaldo will tarnish his Manchester United legacy and join Manchester City – despite reports claiming a deal has already been agreed.

According to Spanish outlet AS, the Red Devils legend, 36, has already agreed a sensational switch to the Etihad on a two-year deal in principle.

Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes also believes that Ronaldo to City is now a 'done deal.'

News of the striker's potential move to the Etihad has been greeted with disdain by United fans who still hold Ronaldo in high regard following his six season spell at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009.

A deal now seems almost inevitable, but Rooney, who played with the Portuguese during his time at Old Trafford, does not believe his old pal would join Pep Guardiola's side if given the chance.

He told reporters: "I have my doubts.

"Cristiano has a great legacy at United.

"I don’t think he’s going to move to Manchester City.

"Of course in football you never know and in the past Peter Schmeichel went to City, as did Andrew Cole and Mark Hughes was their manager.

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"But I don’t think somebody with Cristiano’s legacy would do that."

Ronaldo joined United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003, a year before Rooney, and won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a Champions League at Old Trafford.

He was also named FIFA Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or during his time under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Despite rumours linking him with a move to the Etihad, the veteran star had previously ruled out such a switch.

Speaking ahead of Real Madrid's meeting with United in the 2013 Champions League, he said: "To play for City not United? I’m not going to do that. Why? Because my heart’s in Manchester United, that’s why.'

"I can say it would be very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very difficult to play at Manchester City.

"Very difficult because of Manchester United."

Two years later he added: "You think the money now is going to change my mind at 30-years-old?"

"I don't think so. I think this is not going to be a problem. If you will speak about the money then I will go to Qatar, I'd probably have more money there than at Manchester City.

"It is not about the money, it is about the passion."

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