Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s footballing ability with the Portuguse midfielders’ future still uncertain at the Bernabeu.
The United boss said that the ex-United player has evolved into a ‘complete player’:
“In the six years we had him, you just saw his game grow all the time, and he was a fantastic player,” he said.
“His decision-making, his maturity, his experience, plus all the great skills he has got, they all make him the complete player.”
Man Utd will face Ronaldo and Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, with the first leg at the Bernabeu on February 13.
Ferguson’s comments will hardly surprise people as the Ballon d’Or nominated player has been in superb form for Real Madrid since his £80m move in 2009, scoring 128 goals in 119 appearances.
However, a sensational return move for Ronaldo will surely hinge on the future of fellow Portugese winger Nani. The wingers contract is nearing expiry in June 2014 with the two parties a ‘long way off’ agreeing a new deal. Ronaldo is reportedly unhappy with the terms of his contract in Madrid and could seek a move back to Old Trafford.
By Sam Copson