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Ronaldo: Of Course I Miss Manchester

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored a ridiculous 140 goals in 139 games since leaving Manchester United, has claimed that he still misses the club, the manager and his former team mates.

“I speak with Sir Alex sometimes and of course I miss Manchester,” Ronaldo told Zoo magazine. “It felt like I left a family back there because I spent six years with all those guys and I still have a very good relationship with Ferguson and the rest of the lads. I still speak with Rio Ferdinand, Nani, Anderson and Patrice Evra. I still see them as a big family, so of course I miss them. I especially miss the apple crumble and custard they served at Carrington after training — it was amazing!”

Asked what he particularly missed about working under Fergie, Ronaldo joked: “Ha! I miss his good moods all the time! Always happy. Ha ha! But he always had a good energy around the players and the team — and I miss that.”

Ronaldo has yet to win the league title in Spain, although his winning goal at the Nou Camp at the weekend all but confirmed they will be champions this season. However, he still holds the Champions League final victory over Chelsea as the best moment in his career.

“I’m enjoying my football so much at the moment and I think I’m much better now than when I was younger,” he added. “The best moments of my career so far have been when I won the Champions League with Manchester United and when I won my first title here with Real Madrid. And when I won the best player in the world, the Golden Boot — those were all special moments for me.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. King Eric says:

    Oh god why is fake smartalex on. Fuck off you cunt. As for Brendan Rogers . Good god. Another flavour of the month. It was fucking Martinez who got Swansea playing that way anyway,.

    Giggs12 – Alright pal. It was me who stated those attributes of Ronnie. Albert was quoting me!!!

  2. King Eric says:

    Disagree Messi doesn’t thrown tantrums. Did you see him on Saturday? As I said earlier it is ok when he is winning which is 99 per cent of the time but when he isn’t he throws his toys out the pram. I HATE the way the Barca players surround the ref. God i do not know what is up with me but since the weekend I have actually wanted Chelsea to progress. The downside then of course is they are only 90 minutes away in cup football from having some sort of History.

  3. King Eric says:

    Any United fan who wouldn’t be happy if Ronaldo came back is lying!!! Yes Cedars and Willie! Only messing but I would take him back in an instant.. Loved Eric, Robbo., Keano etc but for sheer getting bums off seats there was nobody better than Ronnie IMO.

  4. Albert Ross says:

    I have a much a nicer voice King Eric.
    Just kidding!

    When flattery assails those who imitate you, a quiet confidence should ensue.
    It fell to me to point out the true source, but that would have thwarted my own cunning plot.

    Those words are yours, spoken by you before today, also with clear conviction.

    ps I copy/pasted them directly from dejavu davey’s 14:08

  5. King Eric says:

    Albert – Ha. No worries mate. Was only joking . Well sort of!

  6. King Eric says:

    “dejavu davey”. Superb.

  7. WillieRedNut says:

    Who’s talking about a moral high ground? It’s a matter of opinion, no? If Ronnie did come back to United, I wouldn’t be gutted, if that’s what you’re thinking. I’d support the lad, like I would any player signing for United. IMO, it can never be as good as it was the first time. Great memories, I do cherish! Nothing against him personally. Though, the way he acted in 2008 still annoys me. I’ve got it over it now!

  8. Albert Ross says:

    King Eric – all good!

    I will take this opportunity to say that I’m not in the habit of repeatedly applauding regular contributors, so your submissions receive very little public acclaim from me. Suffice to say that I have happily learned to look forward to your posts, and feel in some small way connected to life in Manchester through your penmanship. Thanks for that.

  9. King Eric says:

    Willie – I am sure you can get odds as large as 10-1 for Drogba to get the first goal tonight. Either that or I misheard it!

  10. King Eric says:

    Albert Ross – Thankyou although as you know I live nearer Leeds. Thanks all the same pal.

  11. WillieRedNut says:

    Changed my mind and went for Barcelona to win 3 1, but with Messi as first goal scorer. Got it at 20/1.

    King Eric – We used to laugh at the Ronaldo fan boys? Now you’re part of that group! Lol.

  12. King Eric says:

    Willie – Ha. I know mate. Brett1985 being one of them. I was a bitterman back then!!!

  13. Albert Ross says:

    I do know that King Eric, and I try hard not to hold it against you.
    Very hard.

    Anyway, as a United supporter (living in leeds for fuck sake) you are watching TV and listening to the radio and reading newspapers and partaking daily in conversations at work and at home that all centre around Manchester United. The impressions portrayed here by such as yourself and Giggs12Gerrard0, to name but 2, are fundamental to our understanding of life loving United.

    Some of the bastards that I hate I have been so lucky to have been given the heads-up by you lot, for I couldn’t pick them out of a line-up. What chance would I ever have had of despising the filthy lying cunts if I haven’t even heard of them, or what they are saying?

    More seriously though, us distant Reds are sucking much of our life-blood from United directly through you local lot. That blood is not ABU-Negative, but O Yeah Positive, and Red as a United shirt.

  14. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Nah, you are just too soft now mate. :)

  15. JC says:

    Willie – Barca 2 – Chelski 1 is my bet … wonder what that will do to UEFA :D

  16. WillieRedNut says:

    JC – You fancy Chelsea? Platini will order a reply if that happens! :)

  17. mancdub says:

    That must be what happened. Since Ronny left, Anderson been eating everyone’s apple crumble and custard. 

  18. JC says:

    I strongly dislike Chelsea but I really really dislike FC Uefalona and the tippy tappy diving whiny cunts playing in that hideous maroon and blue and I’d love to see them crumble in their quest for TEAM OF THE CENTURY™

  19. CedarsDevil says:

    No moral high ground as far as I am concerned, I wholeheartedly would not want Ronaldo back… It is my opinion and I feel quite strongly about it….

    King Eric

    What’s this I hear about you getting soft these days? Tighten up pal!! ha ha

  20. WillieRedNut says:

    Would the real King Eric please stand up! ;)

  21. Albert Ross says:

    What happens next if Torres is dipped in glue, rolled in wool tufts and released in Leeds?

  22. mancdub says:

    Anderson ate all the rollo’s too

  23. Redbilly says:

    Scenario: Terry lifting the CL cup or kettleneck lifting the title mmmmmm discuss.

  24. Albert Ross says:

    aargh … vomit … blerch … ptoooi … angknkplcht!

  25. Redbilly says:


  26. King Eric says:

    Ha Ha. Get bent lads.

    JC – I agree pal. I have Chelsea to win 2-1.

    Albert Ross – Very kind of you mate. Much appreciated.

  27. Saad says:

    Gotta love Ronnie. All round, a better athlete than Messi. What I find most Amazing about him is that for a winger, he’s a better finisher than most full-time strikers in the world.

    The complete forward.

  28. WillieRedNut says:

    Ronnie’s in charge, of our days and our nights!

  29. James7t7 says:

    Viva Ronaldo!!!!

  30. StatesideAussie says:

    AlphaRS @ 10:19: “Does God know ?!”

    Well, he did he still speaks to Sir Alex occasionally, so there’s your answer.

  31. MUFCJord says:

    Ronaldo > daft little Argentines

  32. Albert Ross says:


    I agree! I think Ronaldo should be rated as No. 1 in the World, not Messi.

  33. ZuluUtd-Malta says:

    So if you are missing us so much what is holding you coming back ? After all you had your dream come true playing for Madrid and I don’t thing that you are short of cash are you ?


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