Pellegrini worked with the former Manchester United ace while in charge of Real.
"Ronaldo is a top player. World class. What he has done at Real Madrid is incredible. I have had the good luck to have managed him. I saw an extraordinary professional player who was the first to arrive for training and the last one to leave. He never gave you a single problem. I only have words of praise for him.
"He's a different person to what you first see from his exterior," said the Chilean.
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