Jose Mourinho’s comment about the best player he has worked with shocked Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo who worked with the Portuguese coach during his spell at Real Madrid, according to reports
The Manchester United boss recently praised the Nemanja Matic as the best player he has ever worked after the Serbian commanding display for the Red Devil since his switch from Chelsea.“Matic, I cannot say that I had better guys than him in my career,”
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And according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo took offence to Mourinho’s comments.
Mourinho and Ronaldo worked together at the Bernabeu during Mourinho’s time in La Liga but their relationship was fractured.
According to Spanish outlet newspaper, Don Balon Ronaldo reckons that Mourinho made the comment to hurt him.
On Matic, Mourinho added: “And he has with me something which marks forever, which was a match where he was on the bench, I play him minute 45 and I took him off minute 70, 75.“He was really sad. I was also sad because it’s not something nice and it’s something that I did only twice in my career.“But the next day he comes to me and he says, ‘I’m not happy, but it’s my fault. I’m not happy with what you did to me, but it’s my fault because the way I was playing I can understand the change. So let’s keep going“We didn’t keep going for a long time because a few weeks later I was sacked.“But again he was one of ‘my guys’, was one of the guys that we kept close during these years even not working together. So I know that the big man is there, even with more maturity.”RELATED: Ronaldo holds meeting with Zinedine Zidane after Real's draw
Ronaldo is yet to play in the La Liga for Real Madrid since the start of the season due to ban for shoving an official during the Spanish Super Cup final in Camp Nou.
The Portuguese forward will be available for Real Madrid in the Champions League as the European Champions host Apoel Nicosia in their Champions League opener at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.