Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo used to 'stand in front of the mirror loving himself'.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Scot claims he had to embrace a number of egos throughout his lengthy stint in charge at Old Trafford.
And Ferguson, who is one of the most successful managers of the modern era, has admitted that United players used to throw 'all sorts' at Ronaldo as he stood in front of the mirror.
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“You have to embrace it," Ferguson told the Daily Telegraph. "Dealing with an ego doesn’t bother me. You used to see Ronaldo standing in front of the mirror loving himself. But it was a nice vanity.
"The players used to throw jockstraps, boots and all sorts at him. It never bothered him one bit.
“They need to win, these guys: the ones that are cultivating their egos a little bit."
The dream return
Since departing Manchester in 2009, Ronaldo has gone from strength-to-strength at the Bernabeu.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United fans still dream of the Portuguese superstar returning to the club, but with every passing summer, it's starting to look more and more unlikely. At 30-years-old, the club's former No.7 may yet have one final big move left in him, but it will have to happen sooner rather than later.
Perhaps it's time for the Red Devils faithful to move on as the likes of Anthony Martial, Memphis Depay and Co. go in search of emulating Ronaldo at the Theatre of Dreams.
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