Sir Alex Ferguson sends a beautiful video message to Cristiano Ronaldo after the former Manchester United forward won the Portuguese player of the year award.
Cristiano Ronaldo was a young 17-year old lad who was bought in to Old Trafford by then Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Under Ferguson, Ronaldo would go on to become one of the deadliest forwards in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo has since moved on to Real Madrid and eventually Juventus but he still holds a special place in the hearts of United loyals, including Ferguson himself. In the time since, the Portuguese ace has established himself as the best player in the world, alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as one of the finalists of FIFA’s Best men’s player of the year award. Before that though, he won his 10th consecutive Portuguese player of the year award and Ferguson decided to congratulate his star pupil.
Sir Alex Ferguson sends a beautiful video message to Cristiano Ronaldo
Sitting on a chair, Ferguson recorded a message. The legendary manager said:
“Congratulations on a great achievement and a wonderful night you’re going to have in Portugal,” Ferguson says in the video.
“I’m really sorry I can’t be with you, but I look back and see you as a young lad at 17 years of age who came to Manchester United, how you have progressed as a human being and a fantastic sportsman.
“I want to say to you, and your mother, and all your family, and all of your kids; well done.
“You have been an absolute pleasure for me to have known, to have worked with, and to have seen you progress into the footballer you were.
“So, good luck, have a great night, and well done.”
Sir Alex ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo- A beautiful relatiosnhip
Sir Alex Ferguson bought Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting in the 2003/04 season for £12.24 million; making him the most expensive teenager in English football history at the time. Together, the duo won a multitude of trophies including the Champions League in the 2007/08 season.
Cristiano Ronaldo had said of Ferguson:
“He’s been my father in sport, one of the most important and influential factors in my career.”
Ronaldo had long desired a move to Real Madrid but delayed his transfer to the Spanish Giant at Ferguson’s behest. Ferguson, on his part, kept his promise and allowed him to leave for Real Madrid in 2009 despite his apparent disdain for the Royal whites.
It is sweet to see Ferguson still as fond of Ronaldo a decade after they parted ways. The duo are bona fide Manchester United legends and it will surely please them to see this message. On the contrary, it would also remind them of where they used to be and where they are now.
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