When Cristiano Ronaldo cried because of Van Nistelrooy's insult to his father

French striker Louis Saha recalls an incident that occurred between Van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo when they were together at Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo could not hold back his tears after the Dutch striker attacked the father of the Portuguese star who was deceased in humiliating words.

According to Louis Saha, who joined them at United, Cristiano Ronaldo had already cried after a sharp row with the Dutch spearhead immediately after his father's death.

The story of Cristiano Ronaldo's cry in Manchester United

In his remarks, the French striker said about the incident that Cristiano himself had confirmed in a previous interview with Pierce Morgan: "Things like this happen when the player has a great personality ... but I think Rod van Nistelrooy regrets some of the words he said at the time."

Saha added: "Rudd had this kind of selfishness and wanted all the balls to reach him and it was difficult for coach Ferguson to manage the development of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney because of that."

This is what Alistair Campbell, a friend of Sir Alex Ferguson, mentioned to him before, who recalls that incident: Kirosh, who was then an assistant to Ferguson.

Alistair Campbell continued: "Carlos Queiroz asked him to show respect and Van Nistelrooy responded at the time that he did not respect anyone there ... and he later apologized to Cristiano Ronaldo at his home."