Sir Alex Ferguson Sent A Brilliant Message To Cristiano Ronaldo Congratulating Him On His Award
On Monday night Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Portuguese Player of the Year for the 10th time in his career and Sir Alex Ferguson recorded a special message paying tribute to the forward.
Ronaldo helped Juventus win an eighth Serie A title in-a-row, in his first season in Italy, before helping Portugal win the first UEFA Nations League on home soil to claim the title as Portugal's best player once again.
At the award ceremony at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion in Lisbon was presented with his award and a video from former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who paid tribute to his former player.
"Congratulations on a great achievement and a wonderful night you're going to have in Portugal.
"I'm really sorry I can't be with you, but I look back and see you as a young lad at 17 years of age who came to Manchester United, how you have progressed as a human being and a fantastic sportsman.
"I want to say to you, and your mother, and all your family, and all of your kids; well done.
"You have been an absolute pleasure for me to have known, to have worked with, and to have seen you progress into the footballer you were.
"So, good luck, have a great night, and well done."
Ronaldo was winning the award for the fourth year in-a-row, having helped Real Madrid win the Champions League for the first three years of that run, and has twice previously won the award three times in-a-row, from 2007-2009 and again from 2011-2013.
The 34-year-old beat Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Neves and Bruno Fernandes to the award but some might consider him quite lucky.
Whilst the former United winger did a great job he didn't help Juventus end their 23 years without the Champions League, with the Old Lady being knocked out at the quarter finals stages.
Ronaldo also didn't play in the Group Stages of the Nations League, instead waiting to play in the semi-finals earlier this summer.
Bernardo Silva played in the group and finals and helped Manchester City to the Premier League title as they earned 98 points in the league and won the domestic treble.
Should Silva have beaten Ronaldo to the title?