Christian Ronaldo Praises Mentor for Direction Given
As if Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo — who had grabbed a hat-trick for himself in their Spanish La Liga 7-1 drubbing of Osasuna thereby notching up his 12th treble in a Real shirt — had to out-pour his gratitude toward the legend of Sir Alex Ferguson – whom the former considers to be the world’s best manager – more than paying a tribute to the United boss on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Red Devils manager, the former Manchester United winger just about managed to pay the ultimate compliment to his original mentor.
Ronaldo says that Fergie, who told him to do all the right things when he was a young Manchester United talent, is one of the most important people in the world for him. Sir Alex’s former charge attributes the Scot with transforming him into one of the world's best players; as if, acknowledgement of Ferguson as a father-figure earlier by Ronaldo and then David Beckham following suit as well, was not satisfactory.
Almost sadly for the European Golden Shoe award winner for the 2010-11 season, he had to miss out on the dinner held to mark Ferguson's 25 years in charge of United due to training schedules. The Portuguese striker had called upon the CEO of Manchester United FC David Gill to pass on his congratulatory greetings and regards though.
As well, the former United forward says that Ferguson is special just like current Real coach Jose Mourinho – tipped by many to take over the reigns at Old Trafford once Fergie retires – based on his experience of working with both of the managers. Somehow, it also sounds like Fergie’s numerous grateful protégés, who have gone on to achieve the pinnacle of success, are also indicative of the legendary manager’s quantifiable triumphs.
And, the North Stand at Old Trafford to have been named in the honor of Sir Alex Ferguson is only one of many he truly deserves for everything that he has achieved in his career.