The coach who brought CR7 to England when he was 18 was once again a vital person to experience a second spell at Old Trafford
Cristiano Ronaldo said former manager Sir Alex Ferguson was the “main key” to his return to Manchester United.
United announced that he had reached an agreement with Ronaldo last Friday even though the Portugal international came close to making a move to Manchester City, according to ESPN sources.
Nearby sources pointed to ESPN that the 36-year-old was persuaded to choose the United about him City following WhatsApp conversations with former teammates. The agreement became official last Tuesday.
“As everyone knows, since I signed for Manchester [United] At 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key “, said Ronaldo to the official site of the Red Devils. “I remember when we played Manchester when I was at Sporting Lisbon.
“Sir Alex Ferguson is like a father in football to me. He helped me a lot, he taught me many things, and in my opinion, of course, he played a great role because the relationship we had, we keep in touch all the time, and he is an amazing person.
“I really appreciate him and he was the main key to being in the position that I am, so that he has signed for Manchester United.”
The stadiums of the Premier League will be at full capacity this season after a campaign with empty stands or a limited number of fans, and Ronaldo said he is excited to play in front of fans who still chant his name after his successful first stint at the club between 2003 and 2009.
“Well, the fans are the key to football,” added. “Now, with all the stadiums full of fans, it’s not the same as we had a year ago with empty stadiums. The fans are the key and I am very happy. The Manchester United fans are special, I know, I remember it very well.
“I know they still sing my music, what has made me feel even happier and my commitment is to give my all on the pitch, like I did before, like I do all the time, and try to do my best, help the team, score goals, make assists, win games, and I hope to see them very, very soon. “
Ronaldo helped the United to win three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two Carabao Cups, a Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup before joining Real Madrid in a major transfer to the 90 million euros.