Man United’s Rio Ferdinand posts a heartfelt letter on Facebook about Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or success

Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has written a charming open letter about Cristiano Ronaldo on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

Ferdinand remains good friends with Cristiano following Ronaldo’s six-year spell at Manchester United from 2003-2009, and Rio has been quick to publicly recognise CR7’s amazing achievement at winning the 2013 Ballon d’Or.

In his open letter, Man United’s #5 gushed about the first time he ever saw Ronaldo play football, while waxing lyrical about the Portugeuse superstar’s attitude to be the best. Ferdinand also made reference to the brilliant Lionel Messi also, concluding:

We are blessed to be in an era where both Ronaldo and Messi have lit up the game in a way that has never been seen before.

Read Rio Ferdinand’s heartfelt open letter on Facebook about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or success below.