BBC Pundit Glenn Murray believes Liverpool midfielder James Milner is making ‘Cristiano Ronaldo look even worse’ after his infamous interview.
After Cristiano Ronaldo’s newsworthy interview with Piers Morgan, Glenn Murray said that James Milner is making the Manchester United star “appear even worse.” Murray made the remark on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
Ronaldo was absent from Man United’s victory over Fulham over the weekend. But another senior Premier League player made his 600th appearance in Liverpool’s victory over Southampton.
Murray believes Milner is setting the correct example by accepting offers from other teams. But Ronaldo, who Murray believes has “locked walls around him,” is not doing the same.
Milner showing Ronaldo how to maintain his legacy
Milner and 37-year-old Ronaldo are the Premier League’s more experienced players. And they both played on the biggest stages in the early 2000s.
It’s a testament to the pair that they are still performing at such a high level today.
But former Premier League striker Murray believes there is a significant difference between the multiple-time Ballon d’Or winner and the understated character of Milner, especially in light of Ronaldo’s statement in which he seemed to criticize everyone at Old Trafford, save for himself.
From the young man with the fresh face who represented his boyhood team at Elland Road to the wise man who led Liverpool to their first championship in 30 years.
When Milner retires, he will be known as a Premier League excellent. And he will be one of the most underappreciated players in the history of English football.
On his resume, the caliber of the clubs he has represented, like Leeds, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Manchester City, and now Liverpool, also stands out as highly attractive and dominant.
However, Milner’s journey is far from over because he still shows plenty of football left in him.