Sir Alex Ferguson has something to say about Cristiano Ronaldo. And it is calling him the best player of this generation.
The former Man United manager, was on hand to see his former ward finally get some success on the international scene.
And Ferguson insists that Ronaldo’s work rate and hunger plays a key role. And the 74-year-old believes that’s what sets him apart.
“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,” Ferguson told Bild.
“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.”
Ronaldo was forced off with an anterior cruciate ligament injury as Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 to win the Euros at the Stade de France.