Lto already more than famous (and controversial) interview that Cristiano Ronaldo has granted to Piers Morgana journalist he trusts, in which he talks about his situation at Manchester United finally saw the light… at least its first part.
The Portuguese forward gave this interview to the journalist and she load hard against what is happening to him in the English club.
Pep Guardiola did everything possible to bring me to Manchester City
Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to go to Manchester United
“I was close to going to City, it’s something I talked about a lot, they tried a lot. Guardiola did everything possible to take me to City. But my heart, my feeling and what I had done before, and Sir Alex Ferguson, made the difference”.
His relationship with the fans
“I don’t follow the records, the records follow me,” he says when he is told that he broke the record for shirts sold when he returned to the Manchester Utd. “The fans, to me, are everything.” “When I decided to leave Juventus, United was not in my plans, it even surprised me.”
When I signed for United I hoped that something would have changed… but I was surprised for bad
Lack of progress at Manchester United
“When I signed for United I expected something to have changed, I spent nine years at Madrid, then at Juve… but I was surprised for bad. Everything was still the same, the technology, everything. It’s something that surprised me, not I expected it. Everything was the same.”
The bad moment of Manchester United
“When I signed for Sancho, and Varane, plus me, I thought that things were going to be the way Manchester should be. Sir Alex Ferguson left a big hole in the club. Sir Alex Ferguson left a big hole in the club , not just Sir Alex Ferguson, a person who I think made a difference, David Gill, the chairman, is a very, very good man. And the structure around Sir Alex Ferguson was very important as well.”
Right now elunited is a club that is not at the highest level. I hope that in the future they can be again
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘takes off’ from Manchester United
“Right now it is a club that is not at the highest level. I hope that in the future they can be again”. Cristiano seems to speak as if he were no longer a United player. “They have not moved, it is as if the clock had stopped.”
Very hard with Rangnick
“And when you see some coaches coming, who want to invent football, I don’t agree, I have my opinion. They agree or not, they disagree, but it’s part of the business because at the end of the day, I’m in a club to win, and with my experience, I want to help. Like always, and some coaches who don’t accept and, you know, it’s part of the job.”
If I compare Manchester United with Real Madrid or Juventus, the club is stopped in time.”
The youngest soccer players
“I don’t think they disrespect experienced players, that’s not the word, but it’s a different generation. There is no hunger, they have things too easy. They don’t suffer. In all the leagues in the world, the youngest now, they’re not the same as my generation. But we can’t blame them because it’s part of life, you know. The new generation and new technologies that distract them for something else so… But they’re not the same. It’s a shame because if they have the best examples in front of your eyes, and if they don’t at least copy what you did, for me, it’s a bit strange.”
I don’t follow the records, the records follow me
It is considered an example for young players
“I’m not the type of person who likes to give advice, I prefer to be an example. Because I am an example. I’m there every morning and I do the same thing. I’m probably the first in and the last out. I think details speak for themselves. That’s why I say that I like to lead by example”.
The players he ‘saves’ from United
“At Manchester United I can mention Dalot, he’s young, but very professional, but I don’t doubt that he’s going to have longevity in football because he’s young, he’s smart, intelligent and he’s very professional. Probably Martínez, Casemiro is around 30 years old. , but I will say Dalot”.
People just try to bring negativity, I felt the last four or five months that, not just for me, but also for my family, for Georgina.”
Cristiano, on the death of his son
“It’s probably the worst moment of my life since my father died. When you have a child you think everything is going to be normal and when it’s not it’s difficult. It’s hard to understand why it happened to us. That moment was probably the worst in my Life, me and Gio was hard. I try to explain sometimes to my family. I’ve never had to be happy and sad at the same moment. It’s so hard. You don’t know if you cry or smile. You don’t know how to react. I remember very well I don’t know the word to define what I felt but it’s a crazy feeling, an emotional madness, I have to maintain that we have at least Bella, one dies and another survives but it’s hard to explain.”
The support received by the fans after the death of his son
“I never, never expected something like this. Never. Now I have the opportunity to say to the English community, thank you very much for everything, it helped me a bit… I received a letter from the royal family too and I was very surprised. That’s why I say that I have great respect for the English community, the English, because they have been very kind to me. And at that difficult time in my life they were in a spectacular way. Because of the way they treated me and my family at that difficult time.”
When my son Georgina passed away, she told me to go play, to do what I like, to forget about the situation.”
Why is it the most followed on social networks?
“Not only because I play football well, I think the rest is relevant, you have to be charismatic. I think being handsome also helps. I don’t know the real reason, but I’m a fruit that people want to bite. What fruit? Let’s say a strawberry I don’t know how to express it in English, but it is that, a fruit that everyone wants to bite.
The criticisms of his former teammates Rooney and Neville
“I care about the people who love me. I don’t waste time with people who don’t love me, they don’t care about my life. I like to be surrounded by people who love me, not waste time with people who criticize me. No I understand, you should ask him. Just a year ago, Rooney had his kids here six months ago and he invited Cristiano to play football. I really don’t understand people like that. Or if they want to be on a front page of the news paper, “They don’t want new jobs or whatever. He probably criticizes me because he finished his career in his thirties and I’m still playing at a high level. I’m not going to say that I’m more handsome, but it’s true.”