Sir Alex Ferguson was “99 per cent” certain that Cristiano Ronaldo was set to return to Manchester United in 2013.
Former United defender Patrice Evra, now with Juventus, has revealed what the former Red Devils boss told him.
“I remember we talked maybe two weeks before and he said, ‘Patrice, I will be here another five years,'” says Evra on the Sky Sports website.
“I said, ‘yes boss, let’s do it.’ I was so convinced. He was looking younger and younger, amazing. He even told me ’99 per cent, Cristiano Ronaldo will come’.
“I was like, ‘wow, we are ready to bounce back and to even win the Champions League again’.”