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.”