Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said he would like to see Arsenal win the Premier League title this season.
He said this in the second part of his interview with Piers Morgan, which aired on Thursday night.
Morgan, himself an Arsenal fan, askedthe 37-year-old if he would like to see the Gunners lift the Premier League trophy.
Going into the World Cup break, Arsenal are top of the table, five points clear of Manchester City and 11 ahead of United, though the Red Devils are the only team to have beaten the Gunners in the league so far this season.
It has given real hope to supporters that Mikel Arteta’s side can win their first title since 2003/04 – perhaps coincidently the season where Ronaldo made his first debut for United.
Ronaldo actually came close to joining Arsenal instead of United, even having a meeting with then-manager Arsene Wenger and star forward Thierry Henry in London, before Sir Alex Ferguson came calling.
Answering Morgan’s question, the Portuguese forward said on TalkTV: ‘I hope so,’ before, quickly adding: ‘Manchester first, and if not, Arsenal is some team that I like to see play.
‘I like the team. I like the coach. I think they have a good team. And if Manchester United don’t win the Premier League, I will be happy if Arsenal do.’