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Ronaldo reveals Sir Alex was ‘key’ to him rejoining Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo says Sir Alex Ferguson was ‘key’ to his decision to rejoin Manchester United this summer.

Ronaldo has signed a two-year deal with the Red Devils after a deal was agreed with Juventus, returning to the club 12 years after his world-record departure for Real Madrid.

 

The 36-year-old won three league titles, the Champions League, and a first Ballon d’Or during his first spell in the Premier League and admits his former manager was ‘key’ to his decision to re-join the club.

Ronaldo described Ferguson as ‘a father in football’ and says the Scot was central to his decision to sign for United as a teenager, before opening up on the close relationship they have maintained and Ferguson’s role in his return.

“As everybody knows, since I signed for Manchester [United] at 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key,” Ronaldo told ManUtd.com.

“I remember when we played against Manchester when I was at Sporting Lisbon.

“For me, Sir Alex Ferguson is like a father in football for me. He helped me a lot, he taught me many things, and in my opinion of course he had a big role because the relationship that we had, we keep in touch all the time, and he’s an unbelievable person.

“I really like him a lot and he was the main key for me to be in the position that I am, that I signed for Manchester United.”

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