Rio Ferdinand has revealed a text message sent by Cristiano Ronaldo after the victory snatched in extremis by Manchester United against Villarreal (2-1).
Four months after the Europa League final lost to Villarreal, Manchester United had another difficult night against Unai Emery’s men. Jostled and led 1-0 shortly after returning from the locker room, the Red Devils have long believed they had to be content with a match after the equalizer of Alex Telles. But it was without counting on the inevitable Cristiano Ronaldo, author of the winning goal in added time (2-1).
Very demonstrative when celebrating his 137e goal in the Champions League, the five-time Golden Ball did not shy away from his pleasure in front of the microphones. ” It is always special when you score the winning goal. It makes you happy, he confided to the microphone of Canal +. It’s an honor to score the winning goal but I have to underline the attitude of the team. We managed to reverse the result, we had a great attitude. The supporters also pushed us. That’s why I came back, to help the team, to score goals. The team was a little nervous because of the situation. We lost the first game, we were down, but we reacted well. “
And to believe it, CR7 never doubted it. Evidenced by the SMS sent to Rio Ferdinand after the match. “He texted me saying: “I didn’t play well, but I knew I would score. That’s what he believes in. The other players feed on it ”, explained the former defender at the microphone of BT Sport. And thanks to this victory, the native of Funchal is now confident for the future. “If we hadn’t taken three points today, it would have been difficult to move on to the next round, but now everything is possible, everything is open and we think we will pass”, he explained.