CRISTIANO RONALDO paid tribute to former boss Sir Alex Ferguson after assembly up with him following Juventus’s win over Manchester United final night time.
The Portuguese objective machine, 33, was given a hero’s welcome at Outdated Trafford after a trophy-laden six-years on the membership.
And sharing a photograph of himself with Fergie, Ronaldo hailed the 76-year-old, who helped him on the trail to stardom.
He tweeted: “A fantastic coach and above all an exquisite man.
“Taught me so many issues inside and out of doors the pitch. Nice to see you in fine condition, Boss!”
Ronaldo gained the primary of his 5 Ballons d’Or in 2008 earlier than leaving for Actual Madrid the next 12 months.
After 4 European triumphs on the Bernabeu, he headed for Turin to attempt to assist the Italians break their latest drought.
His deflected cross led to Paulo Dybala’s winner – however United followers didn’t maintain it towards him as they gave him a rousing ovation.
One even charged on to the sector earlier than Ronaldo posed for a selfie as stewards led the interloper away.
The grateful ace commented: “An vital victory in a really emotional match for me.
“It was nice taking part in at Outdated Trafford once more. Due to all of the followers for the reception and help.”
Jose Mourinho was additionally fast to reward Ronaldo after a poor United efficiency – utilizing him for example to indicate the distinction between the groups.
He informed BT Sport: “Within the different facet was enormous high quality and typically once we talk about high quality typically folks search for Cristiano, (Paulo) Dybala, (Miralem) Pjanic.
“However in a prime group you must look to (Giorgio) Chiellini, (Leonardo) Bonucci and I feel Juventus is this sort of group that when the are in entrance may be very, very troublesome to concede a objective.
“I feel our attacking gamers, issues weren’t coming, however all people tried, all people was robust mentally to strive till the top. Juventus felt it and as a substitute of the management they’d within the first half, within the second half they defended.”