Ryan Giggs once pinned Cristiano Ronaldo up against a wall in anger - and for a very odd reason

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During the latter stages of Sir Alex Ferguson's incredibly successful reign as Manchester United manager, he had two of the world's finest wingers.

Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo were perfect for the Scot's all-action style, hence why they went on to lift a number of trophies including the Premier League title and the Champions League.

On the pitch, the two appeared to have a brilliant understanding alongside the likes of Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney, with Giggs full of praise for the flying winger.

“Ronaldo was the best player I played with during my United career," Giggs has been quoted as saying.

But apparently, things were not always rosy between the pair in the dressing room.

The two big personalities are rumoured to have clashed on numerous occasions and there was one angry meeting that is just simply brilliant.

It resulted in Giggs actually pinning a young Ronaldo up against a wall in anger, something you wouldn't really associate with the Welshman.

What makes the whole ordeal even more strange is the reason behind his actions.

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So, why was Ronaldo judged? For simply drinking a can of coke.

That's right, the Portuguese youngster was forbidden from taking a swig of the sugar-packed drink and Giggs simply had to voice his opinion.

The brilliant anecdote comes courtesy of former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, who says his Norwegian colleague Ole Gunner Solsjkaer revealed the details of the incident to him.

It is probably safe to assume that Ronaldo never did it again and if he needed a little sugar hit, he probably turned to the Lucozade instead.

Since leaving United, the Portuguese superstar has gone on to enjoy one of the finest careers ever seen in the sport at Real Madrid.

He commands a ridiculous goal to game ratio in the Spanish capital and has won the Champions League on three occasions.


However, he will never forget that one time he dared to drink a coke.

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