Cristiano Ronaldo has tagged Roy Keane as his favourite captain as he continues to raise the lid on his time at Manchester United.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has dominated back and front pages within the final 48 hours following a profitable interview with TalkTV, which is able to air later this week.
Within the interview, Ronaldo pointed to Manchester United, the membership’s homeowners and his former teammates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney.
However the 37-year-old had optimistic issues to say about Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand, with whom he shared the Previous Trafford dressing room throughout his first spell on the membership.
Keane and Ferdinand have often proven their help for Ronaldo over the previous 12 months and specifically through the controversies which have surrounded the Portugal captain.
When requested about Keane and Ferdinand, Ronaldo stated: “It means quite a bit as a result of they… I used to be within the dressing room with them. They’re additionally a part of my soccer journey.
“As I discussed many occasions, Roy Keane for me was one of the best captain of my life.
“Rio Ferdinand helped me quite a bit. He was my neighbor, I used to be his neighbor. So very, excellent guys.
“Not solely as a result of they communicate nicely of me, however they have been there within the locker room.
“They’re soccer gamers. They understand how the gamers suppose and behave, and so on.”
Since recording the explosive interview, Ferdinand has backtracked on his staunch defenses of Ronaldo and admits he can not help his former teammate’s determination to go all out to the media.
“You possibly can’t sit right here and defend that about Cristiano Ronaldo,” Ferdinand stated on his Vibe with 5 podcast.
“Deep down, and I do know for certain, all this has been manufactured for one factor, and that’s for him to go away the membership.
“This love story with Manchester United that Cristiano has had is over in my eyes. I do not really feel like there’s going again, I do not really feel just like the membership accepts him and I do not suppose he needs to return. All that is manufactured for that motive.
“Till this interview, I might defend him and say that the membership has an awesome duty to speak higher.”
Watch ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored: 90 Minutes with Ronaldo’, at 8:00 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays on TalkTV. Discover TalkTV on Sky 526, Virgin Media 606, Freeview 237, Freesat 217 and Sky Glass 508, reside and on demand on the TalkTV app, streaming providers and on Discuss.TV.
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