Cristiano Ronaldo open to working with Jose Mourinho again

I’m sure Ed Woodward would have wished Cristiano Ronaldo had said this a few months ago.

Now without a win in their last three matches and a string of off-field issues, the pressure on Jose Mourinho’s position has reached an all-time high.

Despite all his issues at Old Trafford, his former player has expressed an interest in working with the United boss once again.

With United already nine points adrift of Manchester City at the top of the table, how United will be wishing they had their iconic number seven right now.

Ronaldo on working with Mourinho again

Much like Mourinho’s recent internal war with Paul Pogba, the United coach also had issues with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Often using one of his assistants to communicate with Ronaldo, their sour relationship at the end of his third season was seen to be a huge factor in Mourinho’s departure.

However, it seems the Portuguese duo have put their issues behind them.

Ronaldo has revealed that he would once again work with Mourinho down the line.

The now Juventus striker even hailed his compatriot for his methodical approach.

“Work with Mourinho again? Why not? I would put him at the top, I always say that.”

“I have played for so many great coaches, but Jose Mourinho was a big thinker analytically, he went into everything in great detail.”

MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 24: Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid looks on during the Copa del Rey, Quarter Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 24, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Ronaldo on Zidane

Ronaldo wasn’t just heaping the praise on one of his former bosses.

The 154-cap Portugal international also spoke about his successful time with Zinedine Zidane.

The former France captain led Madrid to consecutive Champions League titles.

“We had not started well, but then Zidane arrived and was the catalyst for one of my best-ever seasons.”

“We went on a great run in La Liga, won the Champions League, and then I won the European Championships with Portugal.”

“It was a great season for me and Real Madrid, and the right coach can be that inspiration.”

The 33-year-old also revealed his final words to Zidane when the Frenchman stepped down at the Bernabéu.

“I’m just proud of being your player. Mister, thanks for so much.”

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