Ryan Giggs & Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd & Real Madrid)
"I see pictures of myself when I was 16 or 17 and I say, ‘What did I do?’ because of the cut of my hair, or the colour. When I was in Manchester I had the ‘spaghetti’ hair. What was I doing?" - Cristiano Ronaldo
"Cristiano was the most gifted player I managed. He surpassed all the other great ones I coached at United - and I had many." - Sir Alex Ferguson
Ronaldo and Vidic before the game
"Manchester United vs Real Madrid is a game for big players, big characters and big personalities."
Cristiano Ronaldo With Man Utd.
“He sniffs blood, he will find the weakness in the back four. If he’s not getting the left-back in the first 15 minutes, he’ll switch to the right-back. If he’s not getting the right-back, he’ll switch to the left centre-back. He’ll find someone in your back four who is weak and doesn’t like defending one on one and against pace and power. His skill, strength and speed were incredible. […] Again, he changed my thinking. He showed it is possible to accommodate that kind of individual ambition within a team and marry the two together. […] If you’re a kid, it will be a reference point, something to talk about when you’re older. But, to be honest, for anyone who appreciates football, it will be a privilege to watch one of the great players of all time.”
” Hi Boss! Well done for what you do at Man Utd. You 100% deserve this with what you have done. I wish to be there with you but my schedule is busy with training and games as you know. I hope to see you soon because I need to practice my English and not my Scottish. Thanks boss. All the best to you. “
— Cristiano’s video message to Sir Alex Ferguson, played during the unveiling of the statue on 23.11.2012 (x)
”I speak to him regularly. He’s always available & always wishing us well. We’re the first team he looks for, no doubt about that” - Sir Alex Ferguson