The Portugal forward, who has worked under Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, has explained why Sir Alex Ferguson is the best manager he’s ever had
Cristiano Ronaldo believes that Sir Alex Ferguson is the best coach he’s ever worked with.
Ronaldo was signed by Ferguson as an 18-year-old for £12.2 million in 2003 and went on to win three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his six seasons at Manchester United.
The Madrid star, who has also played under Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, explains why the retired United boss is the best manager he’s ever had.
“I just have to say thank you for what [Ferguson] did for me,” the Portugal international said in an interview with Jonathan Ross for ITV.
“We had an important game in the Champions League and I said, ‘Coach I need to go to see my daddy’ and I was a key player, I was a very important player and he said, ‘Listen, your personal life, your family is the important thing that you have in your life. If you want to go three days, four days, five days you can go’.
“This moment is what I keep for me because it was the most important time in my life and he shared it with me. This is why I respect him and for me he’s the best coach I ever had.”