Cristiano Ronaldo called a ‘machine’ by former toughest competitor | Pro Hub of News

Former Chelsea and Arsenal star Ashley Cole recently praised Manchester United icon Cristiano Ronaldo, reflecting on their intense clashes in the Premier League, as reported by Goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Old Trafford in 2003 under the guidance of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Sporting CP for a £12.2 million fee. Ronaldo’s time at Manchester United saw him achieve numerous accolades, including a Premier League title, a Champions League title, an FA Cup, and two League Cups.

After moving to Real Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo continued his stellar performances, earning international acclaim and multiple Ballon d’Or awards. Despite their on-field rivalry, Ronaldo confided in Cole that he viewed Cole as his greatest opponent, praising Cole’s tenacity and skill.

Recently inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, Ronaldo received high praise from Cole, who described him as a symbol of dedication to excellence and relentless effort to improve. Cole acknowledged that Ronaldo’s journey to becoming the world’s best player was shaped by their competitive battles on the pitch.

Cole also admired Ronaldo’s exceptional athleticism and his ability to reinvent himself and adapt to various roles during matches. Despite the intensity of their clashes, Cole expressed respect for Ronaldo’s abilities and cherished the thrilling experiences they shared on the field.