Ex-Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has described Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo as a “special player” of his generation.
Ronaldo was stretchered out with a serious injury during the just concluded Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France on Sunday, and assumed an active role from the sidelines which motivated his team mates to eventually win the final.
Ferguson, told Bild, “He has an incredible desire for football, Cristiano is looking forward to each workout. He always wants to be better, to win. He especially loves these big games.
“During my time at Manchester United, Cristiano was the player who developed the most. Through much hard work.
“He constantly worked on his shooting technique, with the right, left, his heading ability, his bounce. “His performance improvement is incredible. And what is remarkable, today’s football is so athletic, so fast.
“Usually top players can only play for about five or six years at the highest level, then it’s over. Cristiano has been doing this for over 10 years. That makes him so exceptional.”Every generation has its special footballer, Cristiano is currently.”