Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has named the three Manchester United players that he admires and it won’t surprise many that his countryman Bruno Fernandes isn’t one of them.
According to Ronaldo, he admires Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro.
Asked by Piers Morgan to mention the players that he admires, Ronaldo said: “In Manchester United I can mention Dalot, he’s young, but very professional but I don’t doubt that he’s going to have longevity in football because he’s young, he’s smart, intelligent and he’s very professional. Probably Martinez, Casemiro is in his 30s, but I will say Dalot.”
Ronaldo also went on to talk about the emotions he felt after his son, Ángel, died at birth and his twin daughter, Bella, survived earlier this year:
“In the beginning. Gio (Georgina, Ronaldo’s partner) are arriving home and the kids start to ask ‘where’s the other baby? Where’s the other baby?’
“Of course Cristiano [his eldest son], I had a conversation with him in the day, because he’s 12 years old, he knows, understands everything, and I had a nice conversation with him. We cried together in his bedroom and explained and it’s kind of – he doesn’t understand, he does understand, but in same way he was a little bit confused.
“The other ones in the beginning, at the table, the kids start to say ‘Mom where is the other baby?’ And after one week I say, ‘Let’s be up front and let’s be honest with the kids, let’s say that, Ángel has gone to heaven.’
“It’s better to say in that way and we start to use that in that way. And the kids always understand, when we had shouts in at the table and they say ‘daddy, I did this for Ángel’ and they point out for the, for the sky… I like it the most because, you know it’s part of their lives and I am not going to lie to my kids. To tell the truth was a difficult process but in the same way, I become more and more of a father, more friendly with them; they become more close to their daddy especially me with Georgina as well.”