Ferguson on Ronaldo: “I knew [how good he would become]. Absolutely. I knew it.”

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The former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was not one bit surprised that the 36 year old star Cristiano Ronaldo would go on to achieve what he did when he left Manchester United in his first spell at the club.

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“It’s fantastic,” Ferguson said while speaking on the official club Podcast. “You saw on that Saturday [against Newcastle] that it was like Caesar entering Rome after victory. ‘I came, I saw, I conquered.’ It was fantastic.

“I mean, for anyone who is a United fan, we could have had a million people in there, without doubt, as there were so many outside, hundreds outside. It’s one of these things. When he was here as a kid, his learning process was very, very quick.

“A lot of people said he was a diver and there was a little spell of that but, after that, he was attacking defenders and all he needed was a nudge and he would waltz by them. He would attack with unbelievable speed. I think the increasing knowledge of his game – I think he was born with a desire.

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