Thursday 17 August 2017

WATCH - Cristiano Ronaldo shares emotional embrace with Alex Ferguson after historic Champions League triumph

Alex Ferguson congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo on a fourth Champions League win. CREDIT: TWITTER BT SPORT FOOTBALL
Alex Ferguson congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo on a fourth Champions League win. CREDIT: TWITTER BT SPORT FOOTBALL

Callum Davis

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a heartfelt embrace with Alex Ferguson on Saturday evening after Real Madrid beat Juventus to retain the Champions League.

Ronaldo scored twice in a man-of-the-match performance as Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-1 to win their 12th European title.

Saturday's Cardiff final was the fourth time Ronaldo had lifted the famous trophy, having first won it under Sir Alex Ferguson as a Manchester United player in 2008.

The 32-year-old has often singled out Ferguson as the most important person in his career, calling him "like a father in football."

And the former Manchester United manager was waiting in the Millennium Stadium tunnel to congratulate his former protege.

"Hey boss, how are you?" asked Ronaldo before embracing the 75-year-old in a hug.

Ferguson appeared to tease Ronaldo's son, Cristiano Ronaldo junior, before playfully rubbing the striker's head.

The two Manchester United legends were reunited again later in the evening as Ferguson presented Ronaldo with the Uefa man-of-the-match award.

Ronaldo, who now has an incredible 105 Champions League goals to his name, described the win over Juventus as a “unique moment in my career."

“It was a spectacular end to the season with La Liga and the Champions League.

“We’ve got another record, the first team to retain the Champions League and the top scorer in the tournament. What more could I ask?”

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