Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said that he and Quinton Fortune used to 'borderline bully' Cristiano Ronaldo during games of table tennis to build his resilience.
Ronaldo had two spells at United with his first coming while he was a young player on the rise. At that time, Ferdinand and Fortune were senior professionals in Sir Alex Ferguson's squad and were seen as role models for the soon-to-be Portuguese great.
In an interview with Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O, Ferdinand admitted that his and Fortune's treatment of Ronaldo while playing table tennis would result in the star getting upset.
He explained: "Me and a guy called Quinton Fortune - another teammate - we used to take the mick out of him a lot. ALSO READ: United's winners and losers so far this season "He was a lot younger than us at the time - borderline bullying, maybe, but it was just trying to build him, build that resilience.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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