Former Manchester United striker, Diego Forlan has opened up on his experience with Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, claiming that the Portuguese superstar was an "egoist" and a step down from David Beckham.
Forlan, who recently announced his retirement from the sport, spent three seasons at Old Trafford. One of them was with Ronaldo as a fellow teammate and the Uruguayan was less than impressed with the behaviour of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
“Ronaldo was an egotist in the dressing room, not like Beckham.
Diego Forlan: “Cristiano Ronaldo was an egotist in the dressing room, not like Beckham.— Goal (@goal) August 17, 2019
“Cristiano always wanted to be near a mirror. He spent all day looking in the mirror.”
Despite this claim, there is no doubt that Ronaldo is one of the best players in United's history, scoring 118 goals in 292 appearances, helping the club win three consecutive Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the 2008 UEFA Champions League title.
Forlan. for his part. did not have the most prolific of times during his stint with United, netting just 17 goals in 98 appearances, though he did win the Premier League title in his final season at Old Trafford.
The 40-year-old went on to have successful spells in Spain, while also starring for Uruguay, as he led them to a fourth place finish at the 2010 World Cup, apart from winning the 2011 Copa America.