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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique cheekily claims that he knows all the tricks of former Manchester United colleague Cristiano Ronaldo.

Barcelona stopper Gerard Pique has cheekily remarked that he knows all of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s tricks from their time together at Manchester United.

The Spanish international was at the Old Trafford club and watched the Portuguese develop into the world-renowned superstar he is today.

Speaking in an interview with Dutch magazine Voetbal, Pique however also had great praise for the abilities of the Blancos winger.

He stated: “Now that he is at Real Madrid, I know all of his tricks, because he was my rival every day in practice. However, this does not guarantee anything, because I know that he is a very complete player.

“They say that he is arrogant, but I remember him being friendly and fun. Yes, it is difficult for him to resist the mirror, but he is a good guy.”

Pique also bemoaned the fact that national team colleague Cesc Fabregas remained at Arsenal during the summer, saying: “The situation with Cesc, it is a pity that he did not come last summer, because he could have brought a lot to this team.”


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