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ROM WELCOME BY JOHN O’SHAME!
Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea mocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s return – posting a photo of the genius tearing him apart to seal his first transfer to Old Trafford in 2003.
Ron tormented United from the outside in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon – leaving United boss Alex Ferguson and his players in awe.
And O’Shea re-used the excuse that Fergie’s men were exhausted from touring the United States by posting a snap of Ron running towards him, alongside the words: “Just as good as I was jet lagged. “.
Recalling the match in his 2013 autobiography, Ferguson said, “John shrugged. There was a look of pure amazement on his face.
“The other players in the vault were saying; “Damn it, boss, he’s a player.”
“I said to Peter (Kenyon), ‘We’re not leaving this land until we sign this boy.’ “Is he that good?” Kenyon asked.
“John O’Shea ended up having a migraine! ” I said. “Get him signed.”
O’Shea himself explained, “Some guys on the bench were laughing, thinking it’s the last thing you need when you’re jet-lagged – a young boy wants to run on you over and over again, goes to left, go right, turning, shooting each time he approached the goal.
“But in a roundabout way I take it a compliment that the boss wanted to sign Ronaldo so soon after the game, because of the way he behaved against me that night.”