Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about Sir Alex Ferguson’s last words to him before leaving as well as thanking the fans for their support.

“He said ‘congratulations’. I think he knew it was the right time for me to move on and I think he acknowledged that I needed to go,” said Ronaldo. “He joked with me and told me that with all the offensive players at Real Madrid, I’d end up playing as a central defender. That was just his way of saying ‘good luck, son.’ I did not get a chance to say goodbye to the fans but I hope they know that I enjoyed every moment playing at Old Trafford and would like to thank them for their support throughout the years. Even in the most difficult times I have always felt their support.”