Today, Manchester United have signed former Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, whom Manchester City were pursuing until just some hours ago. And amidst this massive twist of a football transfer, Rio Ferdinand reveals his reaction to Ronaldo’s move in football today.
In the same transfer window as Lionel Messi made smashing football transfer news of leaving Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo also moved.
Both stories of this summer are rich in emotion. While the one left the club of his heart and loyalty, the other returned to the club of his youth.
Messi was in tears over leaving Barcelona, and Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has made every football fan tear up.
And not just fans, even big football figures like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Sir Alex Ferguson surely got emotional today.
For instance, Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he called Cristiano Ronaldo “right away” he heard CR7 was considering United’s rivals.
On call with Ronaldo, Ferdinand attempt to persuade the now-former Juventus star not, in any situation, to join Manchester City.
Rio Ferdinand Reveals His Reaction to Ronaldo’s Move in Football Today
In an interview for his fashion label, FIVE, Rio Ferdinand has dislosed that he spoke with his former teammate.
Ferdinand, who was wearing sunglasses in the video, gave this video just before United confirmed a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo.
So, unaware of how true his words would become just after, Ferdinand revealed: “It’s a beautiful day man, and when it’s a beautiful day you’ve got wear shades!
“Sir Alex Ferguson would’ve been exactly the same, he would’ve hated to see Cristiano Ronaldo in a Man City shirt, just like anyone who’s been connected for a long period of time at this football club.
“I rang him [Ronaldo] straight away: ‘What’s going on? Tell me you’re lying.’ Every type of ‘no, no, no, no’ in the conversation.
“I’m like the fans, we’re all the same like that. ‘Please tell me you’re not going there.’
“I hope that there’s an announcement and it’s one that I would be happy with. It’s the best. We’ve seen some great signings this summer.”