Cristiano Ronaldo has sung the praises of former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, whilst bigging himself up for the success he helped Manchester United achieve.

“When I was in England United won many titles, trophies and cups,” Ronaldo said. “Last year they didn’t win anything special and this time they don’t play so good, but this is just a moment. We have to give United time to find themselves again. Although their style is similar, they have bought some different players and they have not always been at 100 per cent. But I am sure that they will be good again very soon. For five years I enjoyed working with Sir Alex Ferguson. I always had a good relationship with him and now I think of him as my friend as well as a great manager. For me Ferguson and Mourinho are the best managers in the world. One is young and one is older. But they have both won everything in football.”

2004 – FA Cup
2005 – Nothing
2006 – League Cup
2007 – Premiership
2008 – Premiership, European Cup
2009 – Premiership, League Cup