Sir Alex Ferguson embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal's Euro 2016 celebrations

Sir Alex Ferguson embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal's Euro 2016 celebrations

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Stuart Ballard
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‘He's been my father in sport, one of the most important factors and most influential in my career’, said Cristiano Ronaldo about his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson when leaving Real Madrid for a then record fee. Ronaldo clearly hasn’t forgotten his formative time spent at Manchester United and after winning the Euros it was touching to see he stopped for a moment to embrace his old mentor along with teammate Nani. Sir Alex told them both in amazement that they were so grown up now and last time he saw them they were only up to ‘here’… Not really but we were definitely getting proud Granddad vibes.

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