Ferguson & Ferdinand compare Ronaldo’s #Hangtime header to 2 of his Man United goals

One of the highlights of Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United was the Los Blancos equaliser as Cristiano Ronaldo leaped highest to score the equaliser.

A Spanish TV report has since claimed Ronaldo was close to 3 metres from the ground when he scored, making even photo shopped pictures like this look less ridiculous than you might think.

Two high profile members of the Manchester United travelling squad have since compared Ronaldo’s “hang time” header at the Bernabeu to two previous headed goals the Portugal forward scored during his time at Old Trafford.

Both were in the Champions League for Manchester United and both were excellent headers.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said:  “I said to Patrice Evra at half-time, ‘why didn’t you challenge him?’ and then I saw the replays. It was then that I thought, ‘what was I talking about? I felt a bit stupid because, on the replay, Cristiano’s knee is about as high as Evra’s head – phenomenal.”

Ferguson added: “I’ve seen it before, in Rome (against Roma in 2008), and I don’t think any other player in the world can do that, certainly not Lionel Messi.”

And, on Thursday morning, after he had Tweeted about his lack of sleep after Manchester United’s draw with Real Madrid, Rio Ferdinand compared Ronaldo’s goal to his header against Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final.

Rio Ferdinand’s Tweets are below, followed by videos of Cristiano Ronaldo’s headers against Roma and Chelsea for Manchester United in the 2008 Champions League final.