Video: Rio Ferdinand’s reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty in Champions League final

by Sam Peoples

Rio Ferdinand has shared his excited reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo’s winning penalty in the Champions League final last week.

Ronaldo scored the winning penalty for Real Madrid at the San Siro stadium in Italy after their clash against Atletico Madrid finished 1-1 after extra-time.

Ferdinand and Ronaldo won the Champions League together with Manchester United in 2008 after Sir Alex Ferguson’s side beat Chelsea on penalties. On that night, Petr Cech saved Ronaldo’s spot-kick (although he had scored during normal time) but he proved to be the hero this time around:

The video will serve to remind United supporters of how successful the club once was.

Ferdinand, alongside Nemanja Vidic, was part of one of United’s most formidable ever defences while Ronaldo has developed into one of the greatest players of all-time over the course of his career.

United have a long way to go until they are to reach the dizzy heights of victory in the Champions League. Qualifying for the competition would be a start. Hopefully, Jose Mourinho is able to bring success back to the club.

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