Mick Clegg believes that Cristiano Ronaldo knew he was going to be the best footballer

Mick Clegg believes that Cristiano Ronaldo knew he was going to be the best footballer

Cristiano Ronaldo is now showing his immense footballing talent at the Italian Serie A side Juventus, the fourth club of his grand career. But, the former coach Mick Clegg believes that the Portuguese star already knew during his time at Manchester United that he was going to be the best footballer in the whole world.

It is not the first time a manager praised him as the Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri also called Cristiano Ronaldo ‘serene’ a few days ago. After his highly-anticipated transfer at the Old Lady ahead of the 2018-19 season, Cristiano Ronaldo caught his pace and is currently the highest goalscorer of the Italian side this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus squad

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During his time with Red Devils, Cristiano Ronaldo helped the club to secure three Premier League titles, the 2008 UEFA Champions League, and three EFL Cups. And now, former Manchester United coach Mick Clegg claimed that the 33-year-old forward knew from his very first season that he will soon be a football phenomenon.

While talking about Cristiano Ronaldo, the Former Red Devils coach said, “Ronaldo knew he was going to be the best player in the world.” He then added “Why? Because he put his mind, his heart and his training towards that goal.” Cristiano Ronaldo took physical training for nearly six years under Mick Clegg.

The Juventus squad to face Lazio tonight

Clegg said “He got his own dietician. He understood about recovery. He seeked out professionals in every area, whether it’s free-kick specialist or whether it’s about going into the gym to train or working more to become more powerful or strong.” Clegg then further added, “He got a nutritionist involved.”

Mick Clegg open-heartedly praised the Portuguese forward while saying “He was almost like the fore-runner of athleticism in football and that’s why he has become the best in the world.” Cristiano Ronaldo missed his Ballon d’Or this year to his former teammate Luka Modric, but he secured the Globe Soccer Award. He will compete for Juventus against Lazio tonight.