Former star shocked by disrespect shown by Old Trafford boss.
Former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has told the Brazilian media that Los Blancos 2-1 win over Manchester United had shut Sir Alex Ferguson’s mouth for him, after the United boss referred to him as “fat” ahead of the game.
During Monday’s pre-game press conference, Ferguson was asked to compare his former player, Cristiano Ronaldo, to his Brazilian namesake.
The Scot replied that Cristiano was a better all-round player than the “fat, old” Ronaldo, who provided one of the most memorable Champions League displays at Old Trafford in 2003.
Ronaldo, 36, is currently working as an ambassador for the 2014 World Cup, which is set to be held in his homeland next summer.
Speaking at a publicity event at one of the venue’s, Ronaldo hit back saying that Ferguson’s remarks were disrespectful, especially considering his standing in the game.
The Brazilian added that he would no longer speak about the United manager but did say he hoped that they continue to lose, although this was perhaps slightly tongue-in-cheek considering he broke into laughter immediately after.