Manchester United star confirms he almost joined Manchester City

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him not to join Manchester City.

Ronaldo was very close to joining Manchester City from Juventus in the summer of 2021 before Ferguson appealed to him to join Manchester United.

Ronaldo has previously spoken about his relationship with the legendary United boss, calling the Scotsman a father figure.

In a TalkTV interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo explained how Ferguson influenced his decision.

“I followed my heart,” Ronaldo explained.

“He (Sir Alex) said to me, ‘It’s impossible for you to go to Manchester City’, and I said, ‘OK, Boss’.”