Cristiano Ronaldo has well and truly established himself as one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game. ( Ronaldo reveals why he wore the number 7 shirt at Manchester United )
His consistent match winning ability along with his sheer volume of goals has propelled him on to greatness. His fans will claim that he is still the best player in the world and while there is no question that on his day he is unstoppable, those days are few and far apart now.
At the launch of his new Nike boots Ronaldo spoke a lot about his time at Manchester United and how they shaped his career as a footballer.
“Alex Ferguson was a father for me in football,” Ronaldo said. “I learned many things, not just from the coach but the players.
“I improved not just my skills but my body too. (Ronaldo reveals why he wore the number 7 shirt at Manchester United)
“In the five years that I was [at United] I learned the art of football. It was a dream for me.”
“I remember when I left Lisbon for England, Alex Ferguson said to me, ‘Listen, I want you to take the No 7’,” Ronaldo said.
“I was surprised because I knew the guys who wore that shirt. I accepted the challenge, it was great.
“It was the beginning of my success in football. It was probably one of the most beautiful moments in my career so far.” (Ronaldo reveals why he wore the number 7 shirt at Manchester United)
While it is fair to say that Ronaldo was a world class player at Old Trafford, his mega move to Real Madrid took him to another level all together. He broke the all time goal scoring record for Real Madrid and is still the main man at the club.
The Portuguese is a truly a modern great of the game !