Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals Sir Alex Ferguson Played 'Key' Role in His Man Utd Return

Ali Shibil Roshan
Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson
Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson / Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson played a 'key' role in his return to Manchester United.

The Portuguese has re-joined Man Utd 12 years after he left them for Real Madrid, with the 36-year-old signing a two-year contract with option for another year with the Red Devils.

Sir Alex Ferguson is said to have played a part in Ronaldo's move to his former side, and the five-time Ballon d'Or winner himself revealed the former Man Utd manager was the 'main key' behind his return to the Old Trafford-outfit.

"As everybody knows, since I signed for Manchester [United] at 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key," Ronaldo told Man Utd's official website.

"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."