Sporting Lisbon 3 – 1 manchester United , august 6th 2003
On the eve of the 6th of August 2003, Manchester United would not have imagined that a Ferrari is coming their way to halt their road show of pre-season friendlies. A then 17 year old Cristiano Ronaldo was set to tear the then manchester united players apart
The only information the players had was that they have to keep an eye on the talented winger in the opposition team. At the pre-match talk in the dressing room, Ferguson had the following statement as part of his speech as narrated by former United defender Mark Lynch:
“At the end of his speech, Ferguson nonchalantly added, ‘Oh, lads, and one final thing: They have a talented young winger. Look out for him, OK? He’s strong and agile. He’s quite good.’ That was it, No big warning; no time spent on him; just a few words; almost as if Sir Alex wanted to shock us.”
As soon as the match started, it was quite evident about whom Ferguson was talking about. With almost every pass trying to find Ronaldo, it is needless to say that United players had got the idea of who is the main man in the opposition. They were disjointed by the speed and skills of Ronaldo. They had not encountered such an obstacle in the pre-season tour.
This match highlighted the urgency for negotiations to get the wonder kid. Sir Alex Ferguson left no stone unturned to have the rising star at Old Trafford. He signed Ronaldo just after the match. And the legend of Cristiano Ronaldo began in the Premier League, only 10 days after this watershed event in Ronaldo’s career. Even today, that audition of Cristiano stands as one of the greatest announcements to the footballing world by a teenager.
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*if you notice, the back is different in the video. we get these jerseys without name sets and patches and sometimes we have to do the name sets over the print. we apologise but its the only way. it’s still a good addition to any jersey collection nevertheless*
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Manchester United highlights
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