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Ex-Man Utd coach Meulensteen: Bale not in Ronaldo class

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen says Tottenham star Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid won't unsettle Cristiano Ronaldo. The Dutchman says Ronaldo knows Bale isn't in his class.

"I don't think it will affect him [Ronaldo] that much," Meulensteen told the Telegraph. "In my opinion, Bale is nowhere near on the same level, absolutely not. Ronaldo is a far more complete player. Bale will still be important. He has time to settle in. It will make Real Madrid stronger, even more powerful. But if for whatever reason Bale came and Ronaldo would leave it would make Real Madrid weaker."

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