Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has sent a strong message to Juventus star player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Congratulating Ronaldo in a touching video, Alex Ferguson said:
“Congratulations on a great achievement and a wonderful night you’re going to have in Portugal.
“I’m really sorry I can’t be with you, but I look back and see you as a young lad at 17 years of age who came to Manchester United, how you have progressed as a human being and a fantastic sportsman.
“I want to say to you, and your mother, and all your family, and all of your kids; well done.
“You have been an absolute pleasure for me to have known, to have worked with, and to have seen you progress into the footballer you were.
“So, good luck, have a great night, and well done.”
Ronaldo spent six years at Manchester United after Ferguson signed him from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.
The Portuguese then moved to Real Madrid in 2009.
Speaking on his relationship with Ferguson, Ronaldo said he ‘taught me everything’ and that ‘he was like a father to me’.