Thanks for everything! Cristiano Ronaldo’s tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson

Cristiano Ronaldo pays tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson after Manchester United manager announces his retirement at end of the season

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored 118 goals for Manchester United Photo: Castrol

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest big name to pay tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson after the Manchester United manager announced his decision to retire at the end of the season.

Ronaldo, who was brought to Old Trafford by Ferguson in 2003, posted a picture of his United unveiling with Ferguson on Twitter, and wrote: “Thanks for everything, Boss.”

Ronaldo won three Premier League titles under Ferguson’s stewardship at United, as well as one Champions League and one FA Cup.

The Portugal international scored 118 goals in 292 games for the Red Devils before sealing an £80m transfer to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.

Speaking back in March, Ronaldo was full of praise for the influence that Ferguson has had on his career.

“He is the coach who taught me how to be a footballer. I arrived in Manchester when I was just 18 remember,” Ronaldo, 28, said.

“He directed my career in the best possible way and for me he’s one of the most important people in the world of football. I have a great relationship with him and it will be good to see him again.

“Ferguson and Jose Mourinho are both great managers, both experienced, and both always want to win everything they can. That’s why they have been champions so many times.”

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