London, July 29 : Old Trafford legend Eric Cantona has said that ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo would be "bloody stupid" to quit Manchester United for Real Madrid.
Cantona said the Portugal star's style is perfectly suited to the Premier League and Champions League winners.
Ronaldo, 23, is a long-time Real target and has expressed his desire to play for the Spanish champions.
But Cantona, who spent five glorious seasons with United before retiring in 1997, maintained he could never imagine leaving for another club.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world right now. He is a genuine artist. His style of play fits Manchester United's very well, and the reverse is true also. It is pleasing to see such harmony," he said.
"As for him wanting to join Real Madrid, I don't really know his personality. Maybe he had valid reasons that drive him to leave United. He is still young, and so maybe he wants to take on fresh challenges. I can understand if this is the reason why he wants to leave for Real," Cantona said.
"But if he were to leave because of something else, I think he would be doing something absolutely bloody stupid. When I was at United I never thought of changing clubs for one second. I could never have played for another club at that time," The Daily Star quoted him, as saying.