The Real Madrid superstar pipped Lionel Messi to his fifth Ballon d’Or ultimate evening in Paris after successful the La Liga identify and Champions League ultimate season.
The Portuguese attacker then solid his thoughts again to the place his profession actually kicked into tools at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo gained 3 Premier League titles and a Champions League whilst at United, sooner than occurring to declare his first Golden Ball 2008.
A transfer to Real adopted and he hasn’t ever seemed again since – till now.
The 32-year-old claims that the momentous instance remains to be recent in his thoughts and he’s thankful to the Red Devils for serving to springboard an unbelievable profession on the Bernabeu.
“I used to be other from the opposite youngsters,” Ronaldo mentioned.
“But once I spotted it was once actually excellent, I used to be in (Manchester) United.
“Then I used to be with different nice gamers. Van Nistelrooy, Ferdinand.
“I noticed skills there that I noticed that may be the similar Golden Ball.
“In the primary season I considered dedicating myself much more to ensure the second one Golden Ball.”