Fergie praises mature Ronaldo
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Cristiano Ronaldo has matured quickly at Man Utd.Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Cristiano Ronaldo has matured quickly at Manchester United.
Ronaldo is the only player in the squad for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League tie with Fenerbahce from the side that started against Southampton last weekend.
Ferguson is happy with the progress of the skilful winger since his arrival from Sporting two years ago.
"Cristiano has fantastic potential," said Ferguson. "He is a player with great courage and the first thing he always thinks when he gets the ball is how to attack defenders.
"We are very pleased with the progress he is making but we cannot forget he is only a kid.
"The part we really wanted to add to his game was him not overplaying things to get fouls.
"He has improved in that area because he has learned from the other players about the way we are here. He has matured. No matter how many fouls he gets he keeps going."
Meanwhile, United youngster Kieran Richardson has revealed he has never considered leaving Old Trafford.
Richardson will be given another first team outing against Fenerbahce and the exciting winger insists he is ready to fight for his place.
"I never think about leaving Manchester United," said Richardson. "I have faith in my ability, I am confident and believe I am good enough to make it here.
"Sometimes I have thought about going out on loan to gain some experience but the manager told me if I stay I will get my chance, so that is what I have done."
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