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Rio Ferdinand discusses key role in Ronaldo’s return to Man United

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The world almost came to a standstill for the last 24 hours when it became known that Cristiano Ronaldo he was about to return to the Premier League … but on the wrong side of Manchester. For countless people, the idea of ​​the Portuguese icon exercising his trade in the Etihad was too terrible to contemplate. It was certainly for former clubmate Rio Ferdinand who, hearing the rumors, took up his phone to try to convince Ronaldo to reconsider and choose to return to Old Trafford.

Rio Ferdinand opens up about a key role to convince Ronaldo of Man United's return

MOSCOW – MAY 21: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League final match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Luzhniki Stadium on May 21, 2008 in Moscow , Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)

It seems to have worked with the news that City were no longer in the race, with United being the only club on the track of the Portuguese scoring record in what has now concluded at CR7 entering the final stage of their career on the same pitch. where it was first made known to the global collective consciousness. Ronaldo will be back at the Theater of Dreams.

When he appeared on the FIVE video podcast, Ferdinand spoke about his reaction to the news and the role he played in convincing Ronaldo to reconsider.

“Sir Alex Ferguson would have been exactly the same … he would have hated to see Cristiano wearing a Man City jersey, like anyone else who has long been linked to this football club.”

I called him right away … ‘What’s going on? Tell me you’re lying. ‘

All kinds of no no no in conversation. I am like all the fans, I am exactly the same and we are all the same like that. “Please tell me you’re not going there.”

I hope there is an announcement at some point and it is one that I would be happy with and so are you. [Ste]. Wait.”

It’s safe to say that Rio and millions of United supporters around the world fulfilled his wish.

For more information on Rio Ferdinand’s appearance on the FIVE video podcast, Click here.

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