So the Ronaldo, the one with a few extra stones did not exactly take too kindly to Sir Alex's before the match pronouncement, "Cristiano is better than the fat, old one and I mean it affectionately."
The ole fat Ronaldo bade his time and at a 2014 World Cup event, he let loose. "Real Madrid shut his mouth for me", before adding that the United manager's word's were "disrespectful."
" A professional with so many years in the game, a knight of the realm, shouldn't be so disrespectful, it's distasteful."
More ominously, and sweet music to Roberto Mancini's ears, the Brazilian spat out " [I hope] the team managed by Ferguson always lose".
Ooooooh! That was not nice. But will the curse of the gordo be as potent as the curse of the bambino?