Cristiano Ronaldo reveals friendship wasn’t necessary at Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he didn’t talk very much with the likes of Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand or Ryan Giggs at Manchester United but wasn’t in the slightest bit affected by that.

Man United won the double in 2008 and Ronaldo himself scored an amazing 42 goals in a season he also won the Ballon d’Or which he richly deserved.

Speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with AS Roma, Ronaldo interestingly offered some insight into his relationship with his teammates at Man United when discussing the dynamics between Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

He said: “Is it important have friends at the squad? You can say this. I won the Champions League with Manchester United and I didn’t talk with [Paul] Scholes, [Rio] Ferdinand and [Ryan] Giggs. We still had a great team.”

That’s what it is all about – winning. Regardless of whether you are playing with your best pals like Scholes and Giggs were, you acted like professionals and that sums up Ronaldo perfectly.

It’s not really too surprising to hear they didn’t talk overly much either. Ronaldo’s first language wasn’t English and he was of a different generation to the old school players, so there was a cultural difference as well.

Whatever it was, the dynamic worked and that 2007/8 double winning side is certainly one of United’s best ever. Who needs weekly blogs and selfies on social media when you’re winning eh?

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