Cristiano Ronaldo nearly signed for Manchester City before sensationally deciding to return to Manchester United.
According to Cristiano, he would have signed for Manchester City if former United coach Sir Alex Ferguson had not intervened.
Speaking to Manchester United’s official website, the former footballer of the year credited Sir Alex as the key to re-signing for United.
He said Fergie is a father figure in football and his intervention influenced his decision to choose United over City.
“For me, Sir Alex Ferguson is like a father in football for me. He helped me a lot, he taught me many things, and in my opinion of course he had a big role because the relationship that we had, we keep in touch all the time, and he’s an unbelievable person,” he said.
“I really like him a lot and he was the main key for me to be in the position that I am, that I signed for Manchester United.”