The tweet by Cristiano Ronaldo on former Manager of Manchester United Football Club, Sir Alex Ferguson, has set Twitter ablaze.
Ronaldo, who played under Ferguson’s watch in Manchester United, released the tweet on @utdxtra on Tuesday.
Now playing for Juventus FC, Ronaldo described Ferguson as the “father of football” in the tweet.
He said this position was reinforced when he requested of Ferguson that he wanted to go see his sick father during a key moment in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
He tweeted: “My dad was sick in a key moment in the PL and UCL. I said ‘Boss, I don’t feel good. I want to see my dad.’ He said ‘Cristiano, you want to go 1 day, 2 days, 1 week, you can.’ I thought, ‘This guy is unbelievable’. He was the father of football for me.”
Since Ferguson’s retirement, United has been struggling in all competitions, with many attributing it to the immaturity of the coaches after him.
The carriage of other coaches when compared with Ferguson dominated the discourse on Ronaldo’s tweet.