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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals why he chose Manchester United over Juventus & Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals why he picked Man Utd over Juventus & Real Madrid
United have one man to thank for getting six years of Ronaldo: Jorge Mendes (Picture: Getty)

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he turned down Juventus and Real Madrid to sign for Manchester United on the recommendation of his agent Jorge Mendes.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner left Sporting for Old Trafford in 2003, and would eventually make the move to the Santiago Bernabeu for a then world-record fee six years later.

But it was the opportunity to work with Sir Alex Ferguson that most appealed to Ronaldo as a teenager, while Mendes felt United was the best option to continue his development.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson
Ronaldo thanks both Sir Alex and agent Jorge Mendes as he collected another award (Picture: Getty)

Speaking after being named the Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards, Ronaldo said: ‘Many clubs were interested in me. But the key man as always was Jorge Mendes.

‘He has always guided me in the right direction. Of course, I remember that he talked also about Juventus, and I was happy because they are an extraordinary club.

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‘He also talked about Real Madrid, Manchester United and many others. But the club that offered me the best conditions were United.

‘It was a dream because as a kid I always wanted to play in the Premier League.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals why he picked Man Utd over Juventus & Real Madrid
Mendes guided Ronaldo over his move away from Sporting, telling him to choose United (Getty)

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‘United gave me this opportunity and for that I have to thank Sir Alex Ferguson and obviously Jorge helped me to arrive there.’

Ronaldo is rumoured to be unhappy at Real Madrid at present, with the club languishing in fourth place in the Liga table after a poor campaign so far, and has frequently been linked with a return to United.

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