Today is the day when Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal for Manchester United in 2003. Under the guidance of Sir Alex, the FC Porto youngster’s journey at Old Trafford created one of the best players the game has ever saw, and on the same date, Club legend Ryan Giggs has come up with a clip explaining how the Red Devils operated to get the ball to Ronaldo.
The current Welsh national team gaffer’s documented video, uploaded on Twitter by The Coaches’ Voice is part of their ‘Masterclass’ series of tactics explanation clips. Check it out below-
🏴 Ryan Giggs shares how Manchester United would work to get the ball as quickly as they could to Cristiano Ronaldo because of his ability to cause damage. pic.twitter.com/nESXRfVQDO
— The Coaches’ Voice (@CoachesVoice) October 31, 2019
In the clip, the Devils veteran explains how under his captaincy, the team, when in possession would always aim to get the ball to Ronaldo, who was developing as a winger back in the day. With his blistering pace and agility, the young Portuguese sensation became an ordeal for opposition defenders.
“I always knew that that ball over the left center half’s head was on for Cristiano”
The 45 year old congregated his time with the team and how every outfield players aimed the ball towards the young Portuguese.
“I would get the ball to Rooney, he would turn out and get it to Cristiano.”
“get the ball to Michael, open up, get it to Cristiano.”
Ronaldo, currently at Juventus, arrived at the Theater of Dreams in 2003 from Porto, and after six years under Fergie, flew over to the Spanish Capital to join Los Blancos, before joining the Old Lady in 2018.