Manchester United legendary footballer and coach Alex Ferguson has honoured the Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo after being named Portuguese player of the year for tenth time. The 34-year-old Juventus star beat Manchester City’s star Bernando Silva and Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix to win the prestigious tittle again on Monday. Meanwhile, his former boss at Manchester United, Alex Ferguson mentioned that he is so proud of the striker’s progress in his career. Fernandes and Ruben who were shortlisted beside Cristiano Ronaldo for the award, but Ronaldo emerged winner of the prize. The former Real Madrid forward won the award for the very 1st time in the year 2007 and has been the one to dominate the price ever since then, though he was denied of the award in the years 2010 and 2014 by Simao and Pepe respectively.
“Congratulations on a great achievement and a wonderful night you’re going to have in Portugal,” Ferguson quoted in a video that was played at the awards ceremony.
“I’m really sorry I can’t be with you, but I look back and see you as a young lad at 17 years of age who came to Manchester United, how you have progressed as a human being and a fantastic sportsman.
“I want to say to you, and your mother, and all your family, and all of your kids; well done. “You have been an absolute pleasure for me to have known, to have worked with, and to have seen you progress into the footballer you were. “So, good luck, have a great night, and well done.”
“This world is so fast, with the social media, the press, it’s been wild,” Ronaldo said at the occasion “It’s been an extremely complicated year on a personal level. Don’t let anyone pull you down. “I can’t help but mention that Sporting deserves a little prize.