Mourinho - Former Manchester United star is the best thing that's happened to me

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Jose Mourinho has revealed that coaching a Real Madrid star has been the highlight of his career.

The star in question? Yep, you guessed it, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mourinho has revealed that the former Manchester United man is the best professional that he has ever worked with during his short but remarkably successful career.

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Ronaldo is one of the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or award this year as he continues a superb career at Real Madrid which has seen him establish a strike rate of greater than a goal per game from all matches so far.

“There is no player as professional as Cristiano Ronaldo. Being at the same club as Cristiano is the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Portuguese source A Bola.

Ronaldo has been one of the constants in a Real Madrid team, which has drastically changed since he first moved to Spain four years ago.

He’s probably one of the unluckiest players there’s ever been because if Lionel Messi wasn’t around, Ronaldo would be up there on his own in terms of being considered the best player who has ever graced football.

It’s no surprise that we get these random quotes in the international break and who knows, maybe Chelsea could make a cheeky bid to sign Ronaldo before he retires altogether.

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