I never thought Ronaldo would get so many goals: Ferguson
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."