Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen. Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United for the first time in 2003 from Sporting CP. He spent six years at Manchester United where he won several trophies with the Red Devils including the prestigious UEFA Champions League title before joining Real Madrid in 2009. He also won plenty of individual awards including his first Ballon Dior award.
Well, Sir Alex Ferguson was one of Cristiano Ronaldo's best friend during his days at Old Trafford. The Portuguese international was very close to Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scott manager loved Cristiano Ronaldo such that he always defended him whenever he was attacked by the fans. Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be one of the people who have convinced Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Manchester United this summer.
During an interview, Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that he really respects Sir Alex Ferguson and considers him as his second father. Cristiano Ronaldo ranks Sir Alex Ferguson as one of the most amazing people he has met in his life. Cristiano Ronaldo revealed how he once asked Sir Alex Ferguson for permission to go back to Portugal and see his father who was at that time very sick. The response that Sir Alex Ferguson gave him is what makes makes Ronaldo consider him as his second father. Sir Alex Ferguson allowed him to go for as long as he wanted because his family was more precious.
Cristiano Ronaldo said:
"When my father was in hospital I asked to go and see him. Sir Alex said to me 'You can go for two days, even a week. I will miss you but your family and father are more important'.
Right there, I said to myself 'This man is amazing'. He is like my second father."
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