After being named the Portuguese player of the year for a record 10th time, Sir Alex Ferguson has sent a special congratulatory message to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Manchester United legend was presented with the gong on Monday night at an award ceremony at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion in Lisbon after beating Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Neves, and Bruno Fernandes to the award.
Ronaldo had a decent year winning the Serie A title with Juventus and lifting the UEFA Nations League with Portugal.
After being presented with the award, a video of Ferguson played in the background as he congratulated 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,” he said.
BY: FIRDAUSI MUSA DANTSOHO