The former Manchester United's forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently playing for the Spanish giant Real Madrid has recently revealed how he was convinced by Sir Alex to join the Manchester United back in 2003.


The Portugal captain signed for Manchester United from the Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon shortly after he had impressed Sir Alex in a pre-season friendly clash against the Red Devils,

The Real Madrid’s ace has explained that the former United boss Sir Alex invited him into the dressing room to meet his players after the Portuguese stump in a friendly match against Manchester United and Ronaldo feels that night was “the perfect night”.

As Ronaldo explained in an interview with Sky Sports,

“The first game that I played against Manchester United was an unbelievable game. It was the perfect night, the perfect night.”

"After the game some of my team-mates said: 'Listen, you're going to go to Manchester, trust me!' 

"Sir Alex Ferguson was there, and [they said] he wants to speak with you. I go to the dressing room, he introduced me to the players.”
"For me, I was a little bit shy. And Sir Alex Ferguson said to me: 'Listen, I want you now'.

"Everything came so fast, and two days after I speak to the coach and they take me to England, and I was in Manchester, and I signed." Ronaldo concluded.