Ronaldo and Ferguson share love after Man Utd and Real Madrid draw
This week Wednesday night was one of the most emotional nights in European history. The father-son relationship between Sir Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo was put to the test in the first leg of the Round of 16 battle between Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Well, the match resulted in a 1-1 draw, which is good news for Manchester United since the next leg is at Old Trafford. More interestingly, Cristiano Ronaldo scored against his former club and refused to celebrate.
But more interestingly, the Portugal goal-scoring machine went to visit his former teammates in their dressing room after the game, some of which might be a little grumpy about Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the equalizer for Real Madrid.
“I was in Manchester for six years so tonight was very emotional for me. I scored a goal but I didn't celebrate out of respect,” Cristiano Ronaldo admitted in an interview after the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo admits Manchester United have the edge over Real Madrid at Old Trafford, but he won’t write off the chance to enter the quarterfinals just yet.
“Maybe United are favorites now, maybe not. Anything can happen. Sometimes we are better away than at home so we will see. It will be amazing to play at Old Trafford again after four years. It will be another emotional night,” Cristiano Ronaldo said.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo shared a sentimental hugging-moment after the game, which melted the hearts of most Manchester United fans. It appeared as if both men were holding back their tears.
The Old Trafford boss, Sir Alex Ferguson recently confessed that he shouldn’t have let Cristiano Ronaldo go to Real Madrid, or at least not for what they paid. Cristiano Ronaldo has also admitted that his best days were spent at Manchester United.
Nevertheless, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he was happy to see Cristiano Ronaldo flourish after switching to Real Madrid in 2009.
“I spoke to him and he is sitting in our dressing room now, talking to the lads. He had six years with us and I am proud of how he flourished,” Sir Alex Ferguson said.