Edwin van der Sar used to wind up Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd

EDWIN VAN DER SAR says he used to wind up Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The duo worked together at Manchester United and the Dutchman says Ronaldo was constantly practicing his technique.

Van der Saar, however, used to tease the Portuguese ace.

“After training sessions he would often work on his free-kicks and then come to me and say: ‘Edwin, can you go in goal?’” he told FourFourTwo.

“I’d say I was old so he would be better off using one of the youth-team keepers, but he would insist I went in goal as he wanted to score past me.

“I would tease him a lot and say things like: ‘You won’t score against me, Ronnie, you know it. Ask the reserve goalie, that’s better for your confidence.

“He’d get agitated and reply: ‘No, no. You’ve got to go in goal!’”

Ronaldo was eventually transferred to Real in 2009 for then world-record £80m.

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