Cristiano Ronaldo’s former Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand had some insightful words to share about the Portugal star on Wednesday evening. Ferdinand’s thoughts will excite United fans who continue to hear rumours about Ronaldo’s potential return to Old Trafford.
Speaking on BBC One, Ferdinand said: “He was an obsessed human in terms of becoming the best. It’s down to commitment, a little bit of luck genetically as well.
“After 30, we all sit in here, went down. He has gone on. Accelerated. Defies logic really.
“His touches have gone down since he was a young kid in 2004, but obviously the touches in the box where he’s going to affect games has gone up.
“You’ve got to think about where you are on the pitch and I think he’s done that as well as anybody in terms of evolving as a football player.
In a separate interview with SunSport, Ferdinand agreed with his former gaffer, saying he does not believe the move will happen as the chapter has been written and closed.
During a career in which Ronaldo has rarely taken the easy option, recently taking his talents to Italy at the age of 33 and continuing to score at an alarming rate, it would be unlike him to return to a place where he has already proved his point.
Whether the move will progress depends on who you believe, but his relentless mentality to be the best and ability to use negativity to fuel him would be a game changer at Old Trafford.