Cristiano Ronaldo Says Sir Alex Ferguson Warned him of ‘too many stepovers’ at Man United

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Sir Alex Ferguson had a tremendous impact on new Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who is referring to his formative years at Manchester United saying that it was Ferguson’s impact that helped him become a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

“Of course, in the beginning of my career he was so important to me because I moved from Sporting to Manchester and I had that Portuguese mentality — too many stepovers, decision-making was not the best,” Ronaldo said, according to “So he taught me how to do it. You know, in the Premier League they don’t fall over so easy, they are tough.

“As I’ve said many, many times, he taught me everything. He was like a father to me. He helped me a lot at Manchester United.”