Portugal and Manchester United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo He was close to signing for bitter rivals Manchester City last year, but former manager Sir Alex Ferguson asked not to. Ronaldo Ferguson persuaded him to rejoin United after retiring in 2013 after failing to win the league title. Ronaldo rejoined United from Juventus, penning a two-year contract. During his first spell with the club, Ronaldo won eight major trophies, including three Premier League and one Champions League triumph.
“Well, honestly, it was close…that’s what she was talking about [about] A lot and [Manchester City manager Pep] “I think they tried hard to get me,” Guardiola said two weeks ago. Ronaldo said Piers Morgan was not censored.
Ronaldo said he was “surprised” after learning Manchester City had tried to sign him, citing Ferguson’s intervention as the reason he rejoined the club.
“But you know, my history [was] At Manchester United, your heart, your passion… make a difference. And of course, the same, sir Alex Ferguson. I was surprised.. but it was a conscious decision. Because the heart speaks, and at that moment it speaks louder. I think that’s important. At that moment it was the difference, but I couldn’t be loyal if I wanted to, I wouldn’t say Manchester City wasn’t close,” Ronaldo said.
Ronaldo added that he has no regrets about rejoining Manchester United.
“I talked to him [Ferguson]… He said to me, ‘There’s no way you’re coming to Manchester City.’ I said, ‘Okay, boss.’ So I took the decisions and it was a good decision,” he added.
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