Ferdinand Defends his Old Team-mate Ronaldo After Brentford Tantrum

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The former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that you have to make the most of the superstar that is Ronaldo and he has stuck up for his old teammate saying that others need to learn from him.

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I think it’s important to listen to what [Anthony] Elanga said afterwards in his interview, that he feels blessed to be on the pitch with Ronaldo, a superstar and a great like him.

They all feed off him. It’s important when you’re a young players, and I’ve said it time and time again, when you’ve got a player like that in your dressing room you’ve got to feed off it.

I went into a dressing room that was full of winners, full of people that had won multiple league titles and other trophies. I sat there like a sponge, looking at the little details in the way they prepare, sort themselves out after games, get up for games, the way they eat and recuperate.

You’ve got to take in every single element that is there at your fingertips when you’ve someone like that.

Yeah he might moan and throw his toys out of the pram, but when you’re with someone like that you’ve got to take everything out of it…

I would bet my life that it was ‘it’s 2-0 and I want to score goals and goals and goals, build confidence, win for the team, but I want to score goals’. They’re taking him off when it’s 2-0 and they’re there for the taking.

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