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Cristiano Ronaldo Reunites With Alex Ferguson, Makes Stunning Remarks About Former Manager
- Cristiano Ronaldo was brought to Manchester United back in 2003 and the lad went on to become one of the greatest players
- The return of the Portuguese striker to the Premier League club was also masterminded by Sir Alex who had to put a call through to him
- The pair recently reunited as they were spotted speaking in a soon-to-be-launched podcast for Manchester United
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has reunited with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson as the pair sat for a chat on the Inside View with the full episode being released soon, SunSport reports.
United released a teaser of the clip on social media showing the club legends share messages for a podcast as they talked things through.
Ferguson said it is vital that people know that Ronaldo cares, before the camera switched to Ronaldo who responded.
He said via club website:
"Everything he said to me, he did. And it's difficult."
And the clip ends with Fergie who earnestly said:
"You've got to understand, some things are bigger than a football club."
Recall that Sir Ales Ferguson signed the Portuguese ace to United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003. And in the next six years, the 36-year-old went on to become one of the best players in the world.
He scored 118 goals and provided 76 assists in 293 games before earning a then-world record £80million move to Real Madrid.
How Ferguson convinced Ronaldo to return to Man Utd
Details of how Cristiano Ronaldo dumped his move for Manchester City to return to Manchester United have emerged following a call from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ronaldo will face Pep Guardiola’s side on Saturday, but it could have been the other way round as the blue half of Manchester almost landed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
It seems unimaginable that Ronaldo would be playing against the Red Devils, but that almost happened until Ferguson had to wade in.
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Ferguson's 2011 regret
TUKO.co.ke earlier reported of how Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed regret over not instructing Park Ji-Sung to man-mark Lionel Messi during the 2011 Champions League final.
Ferguson disclosed that, had he made the decision, Manchester United would have defeated the Catalan giants to lift the prestigious title that year.
Messi was sensational in the encounter, especially in the second half, when he scored a beauty and also made an assist to inspire his side to a 3-1 win.