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Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals Sir Alex Ferguson was 'Main Reason' Behind Manchester United Return

By Amreen
Ronaldo revealed Sir Alex helped bring him back to Man United
Ronaldo revealed Sir Alex helped bring him back to Man United / Etsuo Hara/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the main reasons behind his return to Manchester United.

The 35-year-old was officially confirmed as a United player on dealine day, and signed a two-year deal with the Red Devils. And Ronaldo described his old mentor as "an unbelievable person" who played a key role in his return to Old Trafford.

“As everybody knows, since I signed for Manchester [United] at 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key," the 36-year-old told MUTV. "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 of 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.”

When asked if he has had a chance to speak to Solskjaer yet, the Portugal international replied: “Well, we had a chat, but of course I’m going to have time to speak with him face to face, to know what he expects. As you know, I played with him for two or three years at Manchester United so I have a good relationship with him but now with a different role, I’m a player and he’s a coach.

"But it doesn’t matter, my relationship with him is great and as I say before, I’m there in Manchester to help the team achieve his results and the coach can count on me for whatever he wants. So I’m available for everything.”