Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently revealed in an interview that club greats like Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Eric Cantona were not afforded the same privileges that were granted to Cristiano Ronaldo by Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
The Norwegian striker shared the United dressing room with a lot of legends including Ronaldo. As reported by AS, In a recent interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Solskjaer gave some precious insight on the early days of Ronaldo's career when he was starting out at United.
He said, "At first he (Ronaldo) was shy and didn't know the language, and then he learned it. He was in the gym forty minutes before training and he also stayed 40 minutes afterwards."
Cristiano got special treatment from Ferguson - Solskjaerhttps://t.co/9FPMJaELP9— AS English (@English_AS) November 7, 2018
Revealing what Sir Alex told Ronaldo, which was something he had not told any of the other players like Giggs, Beckham or Cantona, Solskjaer said, "He was the only one who Sir Alex said: 'OK, only worry about attacking, do not think about defending.' Neither Giggs nor Beckham nor Cantona were ever told this."
Solskjaer played 366 games for United, scoring 126 goals and is most fondly remembered by Red Devils for his injury time goal in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich which completed a historical treble for United that year.
He concluded his interview while talking about Ronaldo by revealing, "I still have a picture of the two of us in my office."