Legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed any comparison between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, labeling the Real Madrid striker as the special footballer of his generation and also said he’s been at the top for over 10 years.
According to Sir Alex, Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire for football separates him from the rest as the best current player in the world. Ferguson, who was at the Stade de France to see Ronaldo lift the Euro 2016 Trophy, is adamant that the forward’s dedication to the sport is a part of the reason for his success.
‘He has an incredible desire for football, Cristiano is looking forward to each workout. He always wants to be better, to win. He especially loves these big games,’ Ferguson told Bild. ‘During my time at Manchester United, Cristiano was the player who developed the most. Through much hard work. He constantly worked on his shooting technique, with the right, left, his heading ability, his bounce. His performance improvement is incredible. And what is remarkable, today’s football is so athletic, so fast. Usually top players can only play for about five or six years at the highest level, then it’s over. Cristiano has been doing this for over 10 years. That makes him so exceptional. ‘Every generation has its special footballer, Cristiano is currently.’ he said