In an interview with the BBC, Alex Ferguson once again made his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, by addressing a small tackle to Lionel Messi.
Retired from the sidelines, Sir Alex Ferguson is a regular voice in the media. This time it is at the microphone of the BBC that he gave (once again) his opinion on the remote duel that opposes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The former coach of Manchester praised the qualities of his former protégé, placing on occasion a small tackle to Lionel Messi: “Many people think, and with good reason, that Messi is the best, it is something you can not deny.” But Ronaldo could play at Millwall, at the Queen’s Park Rangers, or at Doncaster and score a hat shot. “I don’t think Messi could do it.” Ferguson joins the many observers who say that Messi would not be as strong in a team other than Barca, a team for which he played his whole life, a team that plays for him, and a team that he knows the philosophy by heart. Unlike him, Cristiano Ronaldo who has clinched a new historical record has the qualities to fit in any team, strong or weak.
Alex Ferguson also referred to the Manchester years of Cristiano Ronaldo, deploring critics of him: “People criticized him for his dives and things like that”. But “the most important thing about a great player is decision making, and on top of that, it has constantly improved”. A beautiful tribute from Alex Ferguson, considered by Ronaldo as a mentor and without whom he would not have achieved such a level of excellence. Would these compliments be a call from the foot to CR7 to return to Manchester United? The two men are always very close and we even dined together a few weeks ago. Perhaps Ferguson told Cristiano Ronaldo that Manchester United was willing to offer him a salary of 19 million a year. It makes you think … Do you agree with Alex Ferguson?