Cristiano Ronaldo: "Ferguson is like a father to me"

"We are in constant contact, he is an amazing person"

by Sead Dedovic
Cristiano Ronaldo: "Ferguson is like a father to me"

Upon his return to Old Trafford, after 12 successful years at Real Madrid and Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo was greeted by many celebrities, and the great Portuguese, upon his return to Manchester, summed up his impressions and revealed his ambitions for the upcoming period.

Through an interview for the official website of Manchester United, the winner of five Golden Balls expressed his satisfaction with returning to the environment in which he drew the attention of the general football public, revealed what role Alex Ferguson played, as well as his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"As you know, I have a fantastic history with this amazing club. I was here at 18 and of course, I'm very happy to be home after 12 years. So I'm really glad and looking forward to start my first game.", said Ronaldo for the club's website.

What role did Alex Ferguson play in your return to the club? "As everyone knows, since I signed for United at the age of 18, Ferguson has been the key. I remember when we played against Manchester while I was at Sporting." "Ferguson is like a father to me in football.

He helped me a lot, he taught me a handful of things, and in my opinion, he played a big role because of the relationship we had." "We are in constant contact, he is an amazing person. I really like him a lot and he was my main key to being in the position I am in, that I signed for Manchester United ".


What is your main reason for optimism at this point in your career and life? "I think I made the best decision. The transfer from Juve to United is a new chapter, I am very happy, I want to continue where I left off in the first term, to go down in history, to help the club achieve great results, to win trophies." Have you talked to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about moving to the club and his vision for United? "We talked, but of course I'll have time to talk to him face to face, to know what he expects.

As you know, I played with him for two or three years at Manchester United, so we have a good relationship, but now with a different role." " I'm a player and he's a coach, it doesn't matter, my relationship with him is great and, as I said, I'm here in Manchester to help the team achieve its results, and the coach can count on me whatever he wants So I'm available for everyone.

Finally, what is your message to United fans who are singing songs about you again and euphorically celebrating your return among the Red Devils? "Fans are the key for football. Now, with all the stadiums full of fans, it's not the same as we had a year ago.

Fans, they are the key, and I'm glad." "Manchester United fans are special, I know, I remember well. I know that still they sing songs about me which is why I felt even happier and more motivated to give everything on the field, as before, as I do all the time and I try to give my best, to help the team score goals, to assist, to win " said Ronaldo.

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