Cristiano Ronaldo And The Manchester United Rebirth

Season 1, Episode 6,   Nov 28, 2019, 05:26 AM

Rich Williams, Mark Holmes, Pete Farries and comedian Danny McLoughlin huddle together to remember the resurgence of Manchester United and the man who helped kickstart it – Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former United youngster Eddie Johnson joins us on the phone and gives us the lowdown on CR7’s arrival, including those first few training sessions and the then-wonderkid's fashion faux pas.
We finish with another episode of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many unlikely stories about Ronaldo is, in fact, true.
Make sure you head to for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.

- An introduction to this week’s show and guests
- The audio highlights of Ronaldo, Tevez and Rooney, a dream frontline (3m 46s)
- Remembering Man Utd in the early 2000s and the fallow years (7m 20s)
- The summer of 2003: Djemba-Djemba, Bellion, Kleberson…and Ronaldo (10m 04s)
- Ronaldo’s debut (12m 50s)
- Aaron Lennon>Cristiano Ronaldo (16m 18s)
Fergie’s approach to moulding a superstar (18m 25s)
The turning point (19m 50s)
Fergie’s rebuild: Playing Football Manager (21m 50s)
- The Wink (22m 50s)
- Eddie Johnson interview: Ronaldo's first day, what the players thought of him, his relationship with Fergie (26m 20s)
- Remembering 2007/08 (32m 10s)
- Park Ji-sung, an unsung hero (35m 35s)
- Memories of the Champions League Final v Chelsea (37m 39s)
- Football Fact or Fiction (40m 57s) 
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