Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits he blocked
Cristiano Ronaldo from moving to Manchester City.
According to Sir Alex Ferguson, who is like a father to the Portugees said he couldn’t
imagine his former star joining their fiercest rivals.
The Scotsman has reportedly telephoned Ronaldo personally to persuade him to
return to Old Trafford.
Speaking to ViaPlay, Ferguson has now revealed that he urged United owners to
secure the deal without any delays.
“I’m excited like everyone else, there was anticipation all day yesterday and waking
up in the morning. I speak on behalf of all the supporters, it’s a big day for
“A lot of people played their part (bringing Ronaldo back) and I contributed knowing
Cristiano really wanted to come here and that was important.
It worked really well. “I wouldn’t say it’s emotional but it’s exciting for me and a
relief because I couldn’t imagine him playing for Man City, I think no one could.
“That’s why we took steps to make sure he comes here and then the club followed
very well and I spoke to the Glazers and it was done. I think he will have an impact on
the young players, in particular, he has the experience to handle the occasion, ”he