Danilo, a Juventus defender, has highlighted Cristiano Ronaldo’s massive gap at the Torino club.
The 36-year-old joined the Red Devils on deadline day for about €15 million after leaving the Italian giants in August.
The Brazilian full-back becomes the latest player from the Old Lady to speak out following the 36-year-old’s departure, albeit in friendlier terms than fellow defenders Leandro Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.
“Any team would miss Cristiano Ronaldo and all the sides he left have suffered his absence,” Danilo told Goal Brasil.
“The years go by and he remains dominant. With him, every chance is a goal, the numbers don’t lie and he is extremely competitive.
“I learned a great deal from playing with Ronaldo at Juve, we still talk today and wish each other good luck before games, every now and then.
“We will continue to miss him, of course, but Juventus have the capacity and the DNA to get back on track even without Ronaldo and achieve victories with hard work and sacrifice.
“And Cristiano knows that,” concluded the former Manchester City fullback.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo is looking forward to United’s English Premier League trip to Vicarage Road this weekend.