O'Shea looks to Ronaldo clash
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John O'Shea is confident that he can contain Cristiano Ronaldo.John O'Shea is confident that he can contain Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo when Ireland take on Portugal this week live on Sky Sports 3.
The defender is keen to test his mettle against a player that has buoyed United to a fine recent run of form - admitting that he is a wonderful talent.
"It's going to be a very hard game," O'Shea told Sky Sports News.
"If selected, Ronaldo is a fantastic player and he'll definitely be one to watch.
"But (Portugal) have lots of other talented players as well too; it won't just be Ronaldo.
"I know just how special he is though."
O'Shea has also been in fine form in United's renaissance, scoring a memorable goal to seal a 4-2 win against Arsenal.
"We're confident in our own ability," added O Shea.
"You've seen the run we've been on since beating Arsenal at Old Trafford last time.
"We've had a few injuries but everyone who's come into the team has been so confident that everything has been flowing nicely.
"We were worried that Arsenal were ahead of us, but we've overtaken them now and the gap [to Chelsea] is down to nine points.
"There's plenty more twists and turns there."