Cristiano Ronaldo will still be talked about in 300 years and Pirlo is perfect boss for Juventus star, claims Rui Costa

CRISTIANO RONALDO will still be talked about 300 years from now, according to Rui Costa.

And the Portuguese icon also reckons another of his former team-mates Andrea Pirlo is the perfect boss for Ronaldo.

Rui Costa, 48, played with Ronnie for Portugal and spent time with Juve boss Pirlo at AC Milan.

And while he holds them both in the highest esteem, Rui Costa is certain his countryman Ronaldo will be remembered for centuries to come.

He said: "In 300 years from now, Ronaldo will still be talked about.

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"He is unique. He keeps the same level in different teams, in different championships and in the national team.

"He is 35, he has won everything several times.

"When he has a goal he doesn't rest.

"And knowing him as I know him, I am convinced that he, besides the 'Scudetto', wants to be also to be the top scorer in the league."

Ronaldo had a rocky relationship with previous Juve manager Maurizio Sarri.

But Rui Costa is confident his former Milan team-mate Pirlo was the perfect man to replace him.

He added: "Andrea was a champion and he knows perfectly how great players think, he knows what strikers need to shine on the pitch.

"Pirlo as a player was phenomenal serving strikers and that's why he has this advantage in his relationship with Cristiano.

"Then, contrary to what many may think, two champions like Cristiano and Pirlo solve problems and don't create them.

"They are two football geniuses.

"I am convinced that Ronaldo will work well with him, as it worked with Zidane, like Andrea, he also knows exactly what strikers need."

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