Jose Mourinho cites Cristiano Ronaldo for possessing 3 qualities which “money can’t buy”

Jose Mourinho described three qualities that fellow Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo has as a football player that makes him better than the rest.

Jose Mourinho is widely considered to be one of the best football managers of all time. Known as ‘ The Special One’, Mourinho is hailed for his vast knowledge of the game.

He has led teams like Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United to many trophies and accolades.

Mourinho has overseen the growth of many players during his tenure as a coach. Most of them have been a part of legendary teams that have produced some of the biggest plays in the history of football.

One of the best players Mourinho has coached in his career is his fellow countryman , Cristiano Ronaldo.

José was manager at Real Madrid when the young sensation from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo came on a then world record fee.

While their relationship was rumoured to be rocky, it cannot be denied that both have immense respect that is mutual.

Mourinho lists 3 qualities that Ronaldo possesses

After being out of a managerial job since his sacking at Manchester United last year, José currently serves as a football analyst and critic for different media networks.

During an interview with Portuguese media outlet O Jogo Mourinho listed three qualities that Ronaldo possesses , that makes him so different than his counterparts.

He said that ambition, motivation and pride are things that you cannot buy.

It’s all in his head. It’s his naturalness, it’s in his DNA: Ambition, motivation, personal pride: these are things that can’t be bought and that are innate in people & Ronaldo will be like that until the end…. special players from the mental point of view.

Jose Mourinho is one of the best when it comes to football analysing. He is well worth his salt, in whatever he does or says.

Having coached and played against some of the biggest clubs in history, Mourinho knows full well the mental state of players.

Mourinho has been involved in the highest level of professional football for a long time. His evaluation of Ronaldo has validation and is well justifiable.

Cristiano Ronaldo : why he’s still one of the bests in the business

Cristiano Ronaldo is a beast. At the age of 34, he still outperforms many 20 year olds .

He won more WhoScored man of the match awards (10) than any other player in Serie A this term and with a 7.68 rating, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘s player of the season

He is one of the fittest athletes in the world, across all sports. Footballing legends at his age were close to retirement, if not retired already.

However, Cristiano still manages to turn matches on his head all by himself. He still inspires many youngsters in the game. He is a idol to budding talents all over the world .

Therefore, Mourinho is right when he says that Ronaldo is a man driven by his own ambition and pride.

Unlike his counterparts, Cristiano Ronaldo is not content with sub-par results. He sets ridiculously high benchmarks for himself that he manages to accomplish with flair .

Other ‘superstars’ of the game become more complacent as they age. At 34, Ronaldo’s physique is ridiculous.

It is out of sheer motivation and the pride of being the best in the world that makes him so unique.

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Jose Mourinho – Man Utd didn’t back me like Pep and Klopp were

Widely known as ‘The Special One’, Jose Mourinho has won numerous trophies during his time in Spain, Italy, Portugal and England.

His stint at Manchester United, it is fair to say, ended on not-so-good terms. He was criticized for his lack of attacking football, his public shaming of players, and most importantly, his refusal to play Pogba in the starting line up.

While doing punditry work for Bein Sports, the Portuguese hit back at the Manchester United Board, saying that they did not back him like how Manchester City backed Pep Guardiola, or how Liverpool backed Jurgen Klopp.

When looking back at his time at Manchester United, there is little proof that goes in favor of Mourinho. In his 3 years at the club, he had 5 transfer windows.

According to the Guardian, in those transfer windows, the club spent upwards of 350 million euros on 11 players.

It should also be noted that out of those 350 million euros, United spent 90 million Euros in 2016 in a world record transfer to bring Paul Pogba from Juventus to United.

Although that may be the case, the signings that United had made may not have been the signings that Mourinho would have wanted.

The lack of a Sporting Director at United means that the responsibility of getting new players goes to Ed Woodward, who, one would probably associate with having more of an eye for the business side of the game rather than what goes on the field .

Klopp and Guardiola on the other hand, with the help of their Sporting Directors, have gotten the players they desired and are now challenging for major trophies. T

The same cannot be said for Mourinho, who on multiple occasions had come out publicly to express his anger at not getting the players he wanted, especially a center-back.

With United needing an overhaul, the requirement of a Sporting Director is now more than ever.

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