We waited on the coach as Man Utd got Ronaldo deal done – Giggs

Ryan Giggs reveals how the Manchester United stars had to wait on the team bus as the club completed a deal for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

United famously signed Cristiano Ronaldo immediately after his stunning performance against the Red Devils for Sporting Lisbon in a pre-season friendly encounter back in 2003.

Former United winger Giggs was one of the players who got to witness Ronaldo’s fine display first hand during the clash and has revealed that the Red Devils’ senior stars had to wait on the team coach as the club hastily completed a deal for the Portuguese star soon after the match.

Giggs said ahead of the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France: “You see Ronaldo get the ball, and you see him turn John O’Shea inside out, and you’re having a little giggle to yourself.

“He just lit up the game, all the lads were talking to him after the game and I remember we were waiting on the coach and everybody was wondering what we were waiting for.

“And then we just got a little whisper that the deal was being done for £13million.”

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