"I'm pleased with the comparisons, but I still have a lot of ground to cover to be Beckham's replacement and to play like Ronaldinho.
"Everybody speaks to me about Best, Robson and Cantona and that fills me with pride. I know that wearing No.7 at United has a big tradition.
"For me it is doubly special because it is the number Luis Figo wore at Sporting Lisbon when I was child. And I wanted to be like Figo."
"The truth is there is no short-cut to becoming a great player. Like anything else in life, if you want anything bad enough, then it is hard work and sacrifice that will get you to the top.
"What makes Ronaldo such a great player is his commitment to succeed and the sacrifices he has made. The best sportsmen practise and practise and Ronaldo is still practising after an hour's training session. That's his sacrifice."