Former United coach backs Ronaldo

The Portugal winger is set to join the Spanish giants in a £80million deal.

Queiroz said: “When you talk about loyalty, you must understand the loyalty has two directions.

“In terms of the modern game, loyalty is to be a great professional, to be committed to the club, to be engaged with the coach and the vision of the club and nobody can put one thing against Cristiano because as a professional he’s brilliant.

“But as you know with 95 per cent or 96 per cent of movement in football it is the managers at the clubs that dictate the movements.

“Once in a while some of the top players have the capacity and the power to create their own motivation.”