"To be compared to some of the best players in the history of Manchester United, absolute legends at the club, is good and just gives us more motivation to work hard," said Ronaldo.
"It would be fantastic if people still talked about me at United after I finished playing.
"Sir Bobby is an honest guy. When he says something positive about me and my colleagues, it is good.
"He knows football. He knows about the game and this club. He knows how difficult it is when you are young, so his words will only help me to do better."