Ferguson admits soft spot for Madrid striker

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Sir Alex Ferguson has dubbed Cristiano Ronaldo one of the strongest players he’s ever coached, after the striker spent six years at Manchester United.

"Who is the strongest player I have coached? I cannot pick one in particular, but Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have been fantastic,” the Manchester United manager told reporters.


Ronaldo left United for Real Madrid in 2090, and has since broken the record for the highest goal scorer in La Liga history. And while Cantona, Scholes and Giggs are high on Ferguson’s list, the striker, who also plays on the wing, has said in the past that he wouldn’t close the door on a move back to United in the future.

Ferguson also discussed the role of agents in player transfers, and wasn’t particularly kind about the involvement they have in the deals.

"Regarding the transfer market, the player is never there when it is time to negotiate,” Ferguson said.

"Sometimes I wonder whether agents work for themselves or for the players."

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