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‘The boy hardly speaks English’: Ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s x-rated rant for Cristiano Ronaldo

Considered to be one of many best footballers on this planet, Cristiano Ronaldo is at present not having the very best of seasons. The Portugal captain expressed his want to depart throughout the summer season switch window however discover a suitor. The 37-year-old has hardly ever featured in Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag’s enjoying XI, with the Dutchman preferring Marcus Rashford as the only striker. But issues had been all the time the identical for Ronaldo and the previous Real Madrid first hit the highlight throughout his first stint with Manchester United, whom he joined as a teenager. Under Sir Alex Ferguson’s tutelage, the attacker developed into the most effective gamers on this planet.

Also not like his relationship with Ten Hag, Ronaldo had a greater bond with Ferguson. According to Sky Sports’ chief interviewer Geoff Shreeves, Ferguson as soon as received into an x-rated argument with him after the reporter requested Ronaldo if he went down simply in opposition to Middlesbrough. In his e book Cheers, Geoff! Tales from the Touchline, Shreeves revealed, “I asked Cristiano whether he went down easily. Ronaldo is pretty non-committal but says it was a penalty. I certainly wasn’t aware of the impending explosion.”

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“Sir Alex comes out of the dressing room and stalks straight towards me. ‘You and your f***ing questions, you’re f***ing out of order,’ he snarled. ‘The boy hardly speaks English, you’re f***ing bang out of order’, plus even more colourful language.

“’Don’t talk to me like that,’ I replied. ‘I’m not one of your daft, young players.’ That saw the Ferguson red mist turn deep crimson. He launched himself at me physically, with only United’s head of communications, Di Law, who jumped between us, preventing a full confrontation.

“‘Don’t even think about it,’” I mentioned to Fergie, which was met with an instantaneous, ‘F*** off, you’re barred,’ as he was hurried away from the scene.”

Recently, Ronaldo revealed his retirement choice on the concluded Quinas de Ouro awards in Lisbon. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said that he’s planning to symbolize Portugal at Euro 2024.


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