How Cristiano Ronaldo Reacted When Sir Alex Ferguson Shouted At Him For The First Time
Nemanja Vidic has recalled the early days of Cristiano Ronaldo's relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Ronaldo arrived at United in 2003 at the tender age of 18 from Sporting CP. He spent six seasons at the club and enjoyed a father-son bond with legendary manager Sir Alex.
Under his esteemed tutelage, Ronaldo developed into one of the best players in world football though their relationship wasn't always golden.
Former United captain Vidic has sound off on Ronaldo's connection with the fiery Scot from an early stage.
"I think Ronaldo wasn't happy when he [Sir Alex] shouted at him," he said.
"In the beginning it was one time he said something to Ronaldo, but he accepted it very emotionally.
"He took it personally, but he was very young - he was 20 years old."
However, Sir Alex approached Ronaldo differently following that incident.
"Of course you realise, even me, that next time you will not tell him [if he does something wrong].
"It's better to not tell him because otherwise he will be too emotional and he won't help you be better."
Ronaldo won the lot at United including three Premier League titles and the prestigious Champions League in 2008.
He eventually left England for Real Madrid in a then-world record transfer of £80 million.
Ronaldo's nine-year stint in Madrid was extremely trophy laden. He won an incredible four Champions League titles before swapping Real Madrid for Juventus last summer.