The moment Cristiano Ronaldo became world class
According to Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville Cristiano Ronaldo became world class in 2005-2006 after completely transforming himself.
Neville admitted that he had doubts about Ronaldo’s ability when he joined Manchester United in 2003.
The Portuguese endured difficult start in the Premier League and often he was accused of lacking the end product.
But Ronaldo suddenly transforms his game to become one of the best players in the World. Neville believes during the World Cup the Portuguese forward took his game to the whole new level.
The Sky Sports Pundit pointed out the fact that Ronaldo returned to England after the World Cup as a completely changed player, as he ruled the Premier League for years before joining Real Madrid in 2009
“That 2006 to 2008 period was unbelievable. Coming back from the 2006 World Cup was the moment I remember him completely changing.
“Obviously there was the big incident with Wayne Rooney so he came as someone who was hated nationally and had a bad reputation with the newspapers. He just seemed to mature overnight and his body completely changed.
“It was in that instance where I felt the big change was; it wasn’t a particular moment in a football match.”