Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has insisted that selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid was the right decision.
According to Ferguson, Ronaldo’s desire to make a dream move to Spain in 2009, led him to allow the forward leave.
The LaLiga giants eventually saw a £80million bid accepted for Ronaldo.
Ferguson said on the UTD Podcast: “I was not against that, six years was great for a boy from Madeira, getting him here just after his 18th birthday.
“I think we did well that way and it gave me a chance to get a replacement.
“We got Antonio Valencia and he was fantastic so we were very lucky that way.
“I knew (how good he would be). When he got to that kind of platform at Real Madrid.
“To be fair to Real, they are one club that has produced world-class players for years and years and won the European cup so many times, 13 or something.
“You’ve got to give them credit – it is a platform where any great player would love to go to.”