Speaking in an interview with France Football, 34-year-old attacker Cristiano Ronaldo explained what he learned during his time at Manchester United.
“If you are a bit intelligent, you look and you follow the example of those who are doing better than you. Which is what I did at Manchester with Giggs, Scholes, Van Nistelrooy, Rio Ferdinand… If you are not learning from those guys, it’s because you’re an imbecile. The aim is not to imitate them, but to take what is better from the best and adapt that to your personality. Which is what I did. I had talent, I watched them. Sir Alex Ferguson also taught me a lot, and I realised that I had the potential to score, not just to dribble and pass. I think that I am a complete player, with no real weak point. I can score with my right foot, my left foot, my head… I am strong and I am quick. If you have all of that, as well as a real work ethic and live healthily… it is difficult to pass over someone, even at 34 and a half years old.”