„There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me.“

On Cristiano Ronaldo; reported in " Funniest ever footie quotes http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article891202.ece", TheSun.co.uk (March 8, 2008).

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