Cristiano Ronaldo names the three Manchester United players who made him realise he was a star

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his fifth Balon d'Or title beating rival Lionel Messi to the title of best player in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his fifth Ballon d’Or title beating rival Lionel Messi to the title of best player in the world (Picture: Getty)

Cristiano Ronaldo has paid tribute to three of his former Manchester United teammates who helped make him realise his true potential.

The Real Madrid superstar beat long-time rival Lionel Messi to his fifth Ballon d’Or crown after spearheading Real Madrid to a Champions League and La Liga double over the 2016/17 season.

During the course of the calendar year the Portugal international – who also won the award last… Read the full story

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