Cristiano Ronaldo says he will never forget to influence Sir Alex Ferguson had on his glittering career ahead of an emotional return to Old Trafford. The Juventus forward comes up against former club Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Ronaldo spent six glorious years at United between 2003 and 2009, scoring 118 goals in 292 games as he developed into the world’s best player. The 33-year-old, who won everything with United, paid tribute to former boss Sir Alex for his role in building one of the game’s modern greats. “It’s a huge emotional thing for me to come back,” said Ronaldo. “I know all about the history. “I won trophies here – cups, leagues, Champions League. I remember the support as well. The support is fantastic.
“Here I have many memories of victories and affection and in particular with Sir Alex Ferguson, to whom I send a big hug. “He is someone I will never ever forget and I’d like to express my best possible wishes to him. He is a person who helped me so much.”