Ronaldo has been under scrutiny with the lack of goals the Real Madrid strike force have been suffering. With the latest suggestions being that maybe if he spent more time with the lads things could improve.
In response when speaking to the press, Ronaldo said: “When I was at Manchester United, winning the Champions League, with some players such as Giggs, Ferdinand and Scholes, our discussions were limited to ‘Good morning’ and ‘Good night’.
“But when we were on the pitch together, there was total understanding.”
This response didn’t sit to well with Rio Ferdinand, who jokingly said, “He’s gone off me! He used to live next door to me. Unbelievable! He didn’t like my cooking.
“I actually used to take the mick out of him in the changing rooms, I think he’s got the hump.
“He used to come in tight jeans and we used to murder him. He didn’t get it.”
Nevertheless Ronaldo’s point still stands – that the brilliantly effective Sir Alex Ferguson side did not need strong off-field friendships to ensure success.
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