Cristiano Ronaldo: Sir Alex Ferguson taught me everything in football

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Cristiano Ronaldo credits his success to Sir Alex Ferguson
Cristiano Ronaldo credits his success to Sir Alex Ferguson

Cristiano Ronaldo has paid yet another glowing tribute to his former coach,  Sir Alex Ferguson  saying he was a huge influence on his successful career.

Despite showing glimpses of greatness when he was brought in by Sir Alex from Sporting, the Portugal star insists he was "taught everything" by his former Manchester United manager.

The 33-year-old made a stunning move from Real Madrid to Juventus last July, the third move of this career, in a deal worth £99million, but it was his first - from Sporting to Old Trafford - which moulded him into the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Cristiano Ronaldo admits Sir alex Ferguson made him a better play when he joined Man United

It has been clear that Ronaldo and Ferguson have always had a special bond, and the former Manchester United and Real Madrid man has spoken of his appreciation for the 76-year-old's guidance.

He has regularly spoken about this bond with the former Man United manager, and credits him as a father figure in his life as he became one of the best footballers in the world.

He said he taught him how to be tougher and reduce the number of stepovers he did.

"Of course, in the beginning of my career he was so important to me because I moved from Sporting to Manchester and I had that Portuguese mentality - too many stepovers, decision-making was not the best," Ronaldo said at his DAZN unveiling.
"So he taught me how to do it. You know, in the Premier League they don't fall over so easy, they are tough.

"As I've said many, many times, he taught me everything. He was like a father to me. He helped me a lot at Manchester United."

The Portugal captain made his Serie A debut last Saturday as a late goal from Federico Bernardeschi sealed a 3-2 win against Chievo.