Manchester, July 17 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho feels Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus is going to make Serie A football league more exciting, with other Italian clubs now having to catch up and continue challenging the Turin giants.
“The Premier League is the most competitive league right now, but a lot of people are going to be watching Serie A for Cristiano Ronaldo and Spain for (Lionel) Messi,” Mourinho told TeleRadioStereo.
“Serie A has now become one of the best leagues in the world. In football, anything can change. If Inter, Napoli, Roma and AC Milan change their views, as long as they don’t just passively accept that Juve are now stronger with Ronaldo, then (the league) can change in terms of quality, emotions and attention,” he added.
“This is why I compliment Juve for this signing, which is great for them in terms of football, publicity and marketing.”
Ronaldo joined Juventus in a league-record transfer of 100 million euros.
Juventus have already bagged the past seven Serie A titles and with Ronaldo strengthening their arsenal, would be favourtites to add to their remarkable collection.
Mourinho coached Inter Milan between 2008 to 2010 season. In the 2009-10 season, he led the side to a historic league, cup and Champions League treble.