Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that his move to Manchester United was sealed after Sir Alex Ferguson promised to play him in half of the games during his first season at Old Trafford.
Real Madrid’s record scorer joined United at the age of 18 and went on to win three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League during his time in England.
Ronaldo was also close to joining Arsenal before his move to United but Ronaldo admits it was Ferguson’s pledge that influenced his decision.
“With United I have a great passion,” Ronaldo told a press conference in London.
“What Jorge did for me at 18 with the words of Ferguson was a dream. To play in Sporting and move was “wow, what is that?
“When Ferguson wanted me and said I’d play 50 per cent of the games that was unbelievable. I took that decision because Jorge helped me. The last word from Ferguson was key also.”