Portugal and Manchester United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo He revealed that he was close to signing for bitter rivals Manchester City last year, but former coach Sir Alex Ferguson asked him not to. Ronaldo In 2013, Ferguson convinced him to join United, who had never won a league title. Ronaldo won eight major trophies during his first spell with the club, including three Premier League titles and one Champions League trophy.

“Well, honestly, it was close… that’s what you said. [about] Many and [Manchester City manager Pep] As Guardiola said two weeks ago, I think they tried hard to get me. Ronaldo spoke on Piers Morgan’s Unfiltered.

Ronaldo says Ferguson’s intervention is the reason he rejoined the club; He said he was surprised to learn Manchester City were trying to sign him.

“But as you know my story [was] Change your heart, your feelings… at Manchester United. And of course, also, sir Alex Ferguson. I was surprised… but it was a conscious decision. Because in that moment, the heart that speaks loudest speaks. I think that was the key. It was different then, but I can’t be honest if I wanted to, I wouldn’t say Manchester City weren’t close.

Ronaldo says he has no regrets about rejoining Manchester United.

“I talked to him [Ferguson]… ‘It’s not possible for you to come to Manchester City’. And I say, ‘Okay boss.’ So I took the decisions and… it was a good decision,” he added.

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