Cruyff hails breathtaking Man Utd

Cruyff told the Sunday Mirror: “I was on the edge of my seat. It was onetouch, total football. It was absolutely breathtaking.

“They produced such fantastic attacks. United are strong candidates to win the Champions League now.

“Ronaldo is a natural. He gives United exactly what truly great teams need.

“He can dribble with the ball, but most dribblers play at a slower tempo. Ronaldo can dribble and show blistering pace at the same time. That’s a rare combination.”

He added: “The most fantastic thing about the way United played against Roma was that the Italians were even beaten at their own game,” he said.

“Usually the Italians are the team who want to counterattack.”