In the interview with CNN, Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken about the temptations Cristiano Ronaldo faced in the summer, when Real Madrid came knocking.

He claims that the effect of Ronaldo’s desire to go to Real Madrid in the summer have been evident with some of his performances on the pitch, but reckons our winger is lucky because he’s got honest people around him.

“I think that he’s had temptations and I think there have been periods when you’ve seen the effect of it on the pitch,” said Ferguson. “If it stays with him and changes him as a person then you have a problem. Fortunately Ronaldo has good human qualities. He’s a good guy. He knows when he’s gone too far and he draws back in after that. He’s lucky in the sense that people here can tell him the truth and be straight with him and he appreciates that, and he has responded to that.”