Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has opened up about how he mocked Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo when they were with the Red Devils.
Don played with Ferdinand for a long time at Old Trafford before Madeira left the English club to join Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.
Chris is currently at Saudi Arabian club Al Nasr, from where he moved to Mercato in the winter of 2023 on a free transfer after he terminated his contract with Manchester United by mutual consent during the 2022 World Cup. .
Ferdinand spoke about his experience with the Portuguese during appearances on the Kyle and Jackie radio program, saying: “Me and Fortune, who was our teammate, made fun of him all the time because he was younger than us, and we kind of intimidated him . him, and at the same time we tried to give him some flexibility.”
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He continued: “We played table tennis several times before training to warm up and Fortuna and I were constantly pushing him. We were like Federer and Nadal, but Ronaldo was such an easy opponent that he almost cried after the defeat.”
It is worth noting that during his first trip with the Manchester United team, the Madeira rocket won many titles, as they managed to win the English Premier League title 3 times, in addition to the FA Cup and the European Champions League title.