JUVENTUS legend Gianluigi Buffon has named Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as one of his top five greatest ever team-mates.
Buffon, who still plays despite his advanced age of 44 for Parma, linked up with Ronaldo in 2019 at Juve when the goalkeeper returned from Paris Saint-Germain and played together for two years.
The Italian veteran insists the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is one of the best non-Italian team-mates he's ever hadalongside Lilian Thuram, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The former Italy international also looked back at his best Italian team-mates as he named Roberto Baggio, Francesco Totti, Alessandro Del Piero, Andrea Pirlo, and Antonio Cassano.
Buffon told ParmaLive: "I can’t pick a name maybe I’m conditioned by the relationships with them.
"I can not name the five strongest Italian attackers because otherwise I will mention 108.
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"Baggio, Totti, Del Piero, Pirlo and Antonio Cassano who, although discontinuous, was worth like the other four.
"As for foreigners, I’d say Thuram, Neymar, Mbappe, CR7, and Ibra.”
Ronaldo amassed a staggering total of 101 goals and 22 assists in 134 appearances during his three-year stint with Juventus.
The star forward left Turin last year to rejoin United but seems set to be on the move this summer once more after informing club chiefs he wants to play in the Champions League this coming season.
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The Portugal captain hasn't linked up with the Red Devils' pre-season squad due to family reasons.
However, there aren't many interested suitors available as the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have turned down the opportunity to sign him.
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