Cristiano Ronaldo reveals all about Sir Ferguson’s temper

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals all about Sir Ferguson’s temper


Real Madrid star player Cristiano Ronaldo has candidly spoken about his former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s infamous hairdryer treatment during his six years at Old Trafford. Ronaldo is one of Ferguson’s players who wasn’t immune to his angry temper. So it was a rather intriguing watch as Ronaldo reveals all about Sir Ferguson,exclaiming that he was like a father figure to him during his days at Manchester United.

The Portuguese forward was one of Ferguson’s most famous signings, performing brilliantly at Old Trafford after arriving from childhood club Sporting Lisbon in 2003. He enjoyed a fabulous relationship with the Scot until his exit in 2009 and recollects that Ferguson’s compassion took him aback.

The 30-year-old has confessed it to be one of the most humbling experiences any footballer can endure as the Scot was known to lose his temper in the dressing room. Ronaldo was speaking as part of the BBC documentary titled ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success’ in which the ex-United boss’ renowned style of leadership is reflected upon.

The former United player exposed the full extent of the Scot’s fury.

“I remember sometimes when we do something bad or we lost some games he kick the chairs and he kick the boots, he kick everything, the waters, the drinks, and he’s so red and ‘f**k you, you should pass the ball you,” said the Real Madrid icon.

“It was unbelievable, but it was good – because we learn.”

But Ronaldo did not hold back his emotions when he reciprocated the compassionate side of Ferguson as well.

“It was a family with him.

“When my dad was sick in London and was in hospital – very bad, in a coma – I had a conversation with [Ferguson].

“I said, ‘Boss, I don’t feel good.’

“We are in a key moment in the league and the Champions League, but I say, ‘Boss, I don’t feel good. I want to see my dad.’

“[He said] ‘Cristiano, you want to go one day, two days, one week, you can go. I’m going to miss you here because you know you are important. But your dad [comes] first.

“When he told me that, I thought, ‘This guy’s unbelievable’.

“He was a football father for me.”

The documentary also featured others who’ve known Sir Alex in the past including Ryan Giggs, Jose Mourinho and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.  Watch clipping from the documentary and drop your comments below.