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I never thought Ronaldo would get so many goals: Ferguson

Published on Feb 13, 2013 6:20 AM
 
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates his goal with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF v Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Feb 9, 2013. Ronaldo's Real Madrid displays have come as something of a surprise to former boss Alex Ferguson who described his form as "phenomenal" on the eve of Manchester United's Champions League tie at Real Madrid. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (REUTERS) - Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid displays have come as something of a surprise to former boss Alex Ferguson who described his form as "phenomenal" on the eve of Manchester United's Champions League tie at Real Madrid.

Portugal forward Ronaldo, sold by United for a world record fee of 94 million euros (S$156 million) in 2009, faces his old club for the first time in Wednesday's last-16 first leg tie.

"Ronaldo is a better player than when he left us because of his maturity," Ferguson told a news conference at Real's Bernabeu stadium on Tuesday. "He's at the peak of his career now and the next three years will be the same.

"I never thought he'd ever get the amount of goals he's scored. To score the goals he has scored is phenomenal."

 
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