Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Ferguson: Ronaldo the Best in My Time
Independent, November 29th, 2007 5PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

You do a double-take when Sir Alex Ferguson says that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player the Manchester United legend has ever had. Why? Because here we have Europe's longest-serving manager for a big club, a man who's won more domestic titles than any other coach of his era, so when he speaks, he speaks with authority. "I've had some great players here over the years -- Bryan Robson and Roy Keane, but in terms of sheer ability and imagination, Cristiano is, without doubt, looking the best now," Ferguson says during an interview about the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.
 
Ronaldo may have only won one major title with Manchester United, but his manager says that on current form, Ronaldo's ability to dominate play surpasses the talent of the great Eric Cantona -- a man who the Scot once famously described as "a can-opener" of opposing defenses. Ronaldo says he is honored to be compared with such a great player. "I know what [Cantona] meant to United and what he helped achieve in his time at the club."
 
Ferguson's comments form the interview, published today by the Independent , come just two days after another sparkling, match-winning performance by young Ronaldo. Against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday, the Portuguese winger fired home an unstoppable free kick to lift United past his compatriots in stoppage time at Old Trafford.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Aguirre Named Japan Coach     
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre on Thursday was appointed head coach of the Japanese national team, ...
Swans Sign Montero    
Swansea on Thursday signed Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero on a four-year deal from Mexican club Morelia. ...
Orlando City Admits Robinho Talks     
Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva revealed that the MLS club is in advanced talks ...
Piazon Heads to Frankfurt on Loan    
Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday signed Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon on a season-long loan. The Brazilian, 20, ...
Man City U21's Racism Claim to be Investigated    
The Croatian soccer federation (HNS) has said it will investigate Manchester City's claim that one of ...
Gareth Bale: La Liga Trumps English Premier League    
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale believes Spain's La Liga is superior to the English Premier League ...
Report: CAS Could Reduce Suarez Ban    
An unnamed source from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) tells Goal.com that Luis Suarez's ...
Spurs Signs Vorm, Davies; Swans Sign Sigurdsson    
Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from ...
Stoke Signs Krkic From Barcelona    
Stoke City on Tuesday completed the signing of Bojan Krkic from Barcelona. Krkic, 23, became the ...
Report: Lampard Completes NYCFC Move     
Former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has completed a move to new MLS franchise New York City ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives