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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: Why I chose Man Utd over Juventus

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo admits agent Jorge Mendes was key to him joining Manchester United.

Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero interviewed the Real Madrid superstar for the Globe Soccer Awards with the presentation in Dubai.

"Many clubs were interested in me," Ronaldo revealed when asked by Del Piero about rumours he would join him at Juventus. "But the key man as always was Jorge Mendes.

"He has always guided me in the right direction. Of course, I remember that he talked also about Juventus, and I was happy because they are an extraordinary club.

"He also talked about Real Madrid, Manchester United and many others. But the club that offered me the best conditions were United. It was a dream because as a kid I always wanted to play in the Premier League.

"United gave me this opportunity and for that I have to thank Sir Alex Ferguson and obviously Jorge helped me to arrive there."

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