Cristian Romero has admitted that he is looking forward to locking horns with Cristiano Ronaldo when Manchester United visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening.
The game later today will see two under-fire head coaches in Nuno Espirito Santo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer come up against one other.
Both clubs have had poor starts to the campaign and are only separated one point and one place in the standings.
United will be hoping for a response on the back of their humiliating 5-0 loss against Liverpool at Old Trafford while Spurs will be hoping to build on the momentum of the Carabao Cup win over Burnley in midweek.
Romero, who has shown plenty of promise alongside Eric Dier at centre-back over the past few weeks, has spoken about his eagerness to test himself against Ronaldo.
The Argentine came up against the Portuguese forward during his spell at Atalanta last season and he also trained with him at Juventus, although the central defender did not make a single appearance for the Old Lady.
When asked about the United marksmen, Romero told talkSPORT: “He is one of the best players in the world and it’s great to have that opportunity to play against players like that.
“I also had the chance to play alongside him in training at Juve and speak with him. He’s a great guy as well and just someone I admire so much as a footballer.
“I’m someone who always wants to play against the best teams with the best players. To come up against the best is what we’re here for. I just hope on the weekend everything goes well for us.”
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Ronaldo will pose a different kind of threat to Romero and co compared to the likes of Antonio and Joelinton have over recent weeks. While the Portuguese superstar will not run the channels or hold up the ball as well as others, the Spurs backline need to always be wary of his movement in and around the box as the 36-year-old is capable of putting half-chances away.
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