- Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed reasons he chose a move to Manchester United ahead of interest from Real Madrid and Juventus
- He said that it was his agent that convinced him about a move to United
- CR7 made the revelation in an interview with Del Piero
World best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed reasons he chose a move to Manchester United ahead of then lingering interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.
CR7 revealed that it was his agent Jorge Mendes that convinced him of joining Sir Alex Ferguson led United.
Mendes oversaw the transfer of Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon to United for £12m.
But the Real Madrid star has revealed that he snubbed his current club as well as Serie A giants Juventus at the time.
Ronaldo made the revelation while speaking to Juve legend Alessandro Del Piero after collecting the Player of the Year prize at the Globe Soccer Awards.
He said: "Many clubs were interested in me,"
"But the key man as always was Jorge Mendes, he has always guided me in the right direction.
"Of course, I remember that he talked also about Juventus, and I was happy because they are an extraordinary club.
"He also talked about Real Madrid, Manchester United and many others.
"But the club that offered me the best conditions were United."
The Real Madrid star then added that "It was a dream because as a kid I always wanted to play in the Premier League.
"United gave me this opportunity and for that I have to thank Sir Alex Ferguson and obviously Jorge helped me to arrive there."
Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA European Championship.
Yen.com.gh previously reported that Cristiano Ronaldo won the Best Player of the Year award at the 2017 Globe Soccer Gala, which took place in Dubai.
The Portuguese player received this recognition for the second year in a row after another spectacular campaign in which he won the Champions League, LaLiga, European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and the Club World Cup with Real Madrid.