Cristiano Ronaldo reveals the role that Sir Alex Ferguson played in his Man United return
Ronaldo returns to Man United
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United was officially completed on Tuesday.
The Portuguese returns to the club after over a decade away having dominated the footballing landscape with Real Madrid and then Juventus
Ronaldo, as per Man United, is back on a two-year deal with an option of an extra year:
He’s back.#MUFC | #RonaldoReturns
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 31, 2021
During his previous spell at Old Trafford, Ronaldo would score 118 goals and provide 69 assists for United.
He would also be managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, who has since retired in 2013.
Despite being retired for eight years now, Ferguson still seemingly plays a key role at Man United from time to time.
Rio Ferdinand would claim last week that his former boss played a key role in Ronaldo returning to Man United.
And, in a Q&A with Man United on Wednesday, Ronaldo would himself be asked what part Sir Alex Ferguson played in his return to the club, to which the Portuguese claimed that SAF had a big role because of the relationship they had together:
“As everybody knows, since I signed for Manchester [United] at 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key. I remember when we played against Manchester when I was at Sporting Lisbon. For me, Sir Alex Ferguson is like a father in football for me. He helped me a lot, he taught me many things, and in my opinion of course he had a big role because the relationship that we had, we keep in touch all the time, and he’s an unbelievable person. I really like him a lot and he was the main key for me to be in the position that I am, that I signed for Manchester United.”
Ronaldo was also asked what his message to the United fans who have continued to sing his name and are now loving seeing him back in a red shirt is, to which he responded
“Well, the fans is the key of football. Now, with all the stadiums full of supporters, it’s not the same that we had one year ago, those empty stadiums. The fans, they are the key, and I’m so glad. The Manchester United fans, they are special, I know, I remember very well. I know they still sing my music which has made me feel even more happy and my commitment is to give everything on the pitch, like I did before, like I do it all the time, and try to do my best, help the team score goals, make assists, win games, and I hope to see them very, very soon.”
Quotes via Manchester United’s official website.
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