Watch: ‘Happy to be home’ – Ronaldo’s first interview since Man Utd return
Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up about his decision to make a fairytale return to Manchester United after 12 years away.
Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009, winning three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Despite being linked with a controversial move to Manchester City, he joined United on a two-year contract on transfer deadline day.
During an interview with MUTV, the 36-year-old opened up about the role that former boss Sir Alex Ferguson had in his decision to re-sign for the club.
“As everybody knows, since I signed for Manchester [United] at 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key,” Ronaldo 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 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.”
Watch the full interview below.
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