Former-teammate Fortune on Cristiano Ronaldo: He was cocky

He wasn't overly impressed at first

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2018 by

Former-teammate Fortune on Cristiano Ronaldo: He was cocky

Cristiano Ronaldo may be one of the world's best now but when he first arrived at Manchester United he did not convince all of his teammates immediately, including Quinton Fortune.

The South African played alongside the Portuguese at Old Trafford and admits that he was not overly taken to the now Juventus star in those early days.

"The first time I saw him he wasn't terrorising from any angle," he told The Guardian.

"Then in the dressing room everyone said he had been amazing.

"Cristiano walked around saying he was the best and yes, he was cocky, that was just Ronaldo."

Fortune went on to discuss the importance of ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson in the player's development.

"Ferguson was the reason for him maturing," he added.

"Sir Alex educated him and he couldn't have had better support.

"Together, my God, they could dominate the world - it was a perfect combination.

Attention: Third parties may advertise their products and/or services on our website.7M does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of their contents.
Your dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third parties and we shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you.