- Rio Ferdinand has explained how Ruud Van Nistelrooy's attack on Ronaldo helped him
- These three players were teammates at Manchester United years back
- Ferdinand claimed Ronaldo was attacked for not making a good cross in training
Rio Ferdinand has claimed that former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy was the one who helped Cristiano Ronaldo to reshape his game at Old Trafford before becoming one of best footballers in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon as an unknown player under former coach Alex Ferguson who helped the Portuguese to grow at Old Trafford.
During his time in the Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo established himself as one of the most feared forwards in the world considering his great attacking styles of football.
The Portugal international spent six years at Manchester United before he completed massive move to Spanish champions Real Madrid.
During his time at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand were close pals, and the Englishman has revealed that Nistelrooy got so fed up with the Portuguese's inability to provide a cross.
''He used to get snapped in training but I remember one time, I think it was a good moment for him but he didn't take it too well. Ruud [Van Nistelrooy] was the man at United at the time. He was the man who scored all the goals.
''Ronaldo had the ball wide and was doing tricks and Ruud was making the run in the box, Ronaldo didn't pass and Ruud went crazy, screaming. "He should be in the circus, he shouldn't be on the pitch" Ruud said and walked in, off the training pitch, and Ronaldo got upset and angry - "why is he talking to me like that?".
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo finally become the highest goal-scoring footballer of all-time following his strike against Napoli in Suppercoppa.
Juventus defeated their Serie A rivals by 2-0 to claim bragging rights over the FA Cup winners with the help of their talisman Ronaldo.
Alvaro Morata scored in the fifth minute of extra time to ensure the Bianconeri's won their first trophy of the season.
The 35-year-old has now scored 760 goals for club and country more than any other player in the history of the round leather game.
The five-time Ballon D'or winner surpassed Pele a few weeks ago and equaled Josef Biscan's record following his brace against Sassuolo to make it 759 career goals.
Source: Legit.ng News