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Manchester United round-up: Sir Alex Ferguson admits Ronaldo used to dive

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Sir Alex fixed Ronaldo's diving problem

The focus today might be on Manchester United’s calamitous exit from the Champions League, but no one wants that on a Wednesday so we’ll offer something else.

How about Cristiano Ronaldo? Or Sir Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo, more specifically.

The legendary Scot has apparently said the Portuguese star was the best professional he ever coached but highlighted that his diving was a major problem when he first arrived at Old Trafford.

Fergie told how it took him a year and a half to cut the false play from Ronaldo’s game, with the forward becoming a better footballer because of it.

"He [Ronaldo] was the best professional I ever coached but he had his defects at the start,” Sir Alex said.

“Ronaldo was a player who used to dive but I knew that I could fix that and in a year and a half he changed.

“He learnt discipline and stopped diving even if the press continued to attack him for it.”

Scholes and Ferdinand slate United

Meanwhile, both Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes have struck out at United following last night’s defeat.

Ferdinand labelled the result against Wolfsburg embarrassing while Scholes said he wasn’t surprised Van Gaal’s men were eliminated from what he described as a shocking group.

Rojo surgery

Lastly, Marcos Rojo has undergone surgery to fix the dislocated shoulder he picked up in training last week and it’s expected that he’ll now be out until 2016.

Rojo took to Instagram to state that his operation had been a success, but he’ll still need time to recover and then return to full fitness.

United could now visit Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday with six defenders missing.

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