It was a reunion between the former Manchester United captain and Cristiano as they had a conversation in his home in the Spanish capital.
After the official launch of the Nike Mercurial Superfly Chapter 5 boot in Ronaldo’s abode on Friday, Englishman Rio ferdinand was honored with an interview with his former teammate. The design of the diamond-inspired boot was mainly focused on his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a then world record fee of £80m.
During the interview, the 32-year-old reflected on his unveiling as a Los Blancos player and the pride he felt during the presentation.
“When I landed in Real Madrid, I started to feel the atmosphere. I thought it was a game day because there were so many people in the stadium. It was surprising to have all of these people to come here just to see me.
“It was a great surprise for me. It was an unbelievable day for me as well. I was so proud and I felt that, the people in Spain really loved football, so it was a great day.
“I just thought in my mind, I want to go there and show my level and to show that I’m a different player and this is what i did.
“I arrived and in my first season, I did fantastic. We came second and we kept improving every season and it was a great experience. But I never forget the Red Devils,” he laughed.
The Portuguese captain has racked up an unbelievable 411 goals in 401 appearances for Los Merengues, overtaking Raul Gonzalez as the all-time topscorer of the club.